Wichita finally gets more than a few sprinkles of rain

After getting little more than the dust settled by sprinkles while surrounding areas collected substantial rainfall, Wichita and Sedgwick County finally received a hearty dousing late Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

Officially, Wichita recorded 1.19 inches Thursday. That lifts the precipitation total for the year to 35.75 inches, a whopping 9.64 inches above normal for this time of year.

Out at Jabara Airport on the northeast side of town, .68 of an inch fell.