Daily Archives: 15 October, 2013

Monday’s rainfall was heaviest southeast of Wichita

Folks in the Wichita area probably resigned themselves to missing out on the rain that was falling elsewhere in the state Monday – before a band of heavy rain passed through the metropolitan area late in the evening.

Officially, Wichita recorded .42 of an inch, with much heavier amounts falling in southeast Kansas. This map from the National Weather Service shows rainfall totals through early Tuesday morning in the southeastern quarter of the state.

Wichita weather: Sunny and windy

Tuesday’s going to have a bit of bite to it in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Highs will climb into the low 60s under sunny skies, but north winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour will take the warmth out of the day. Overnight lows will drop close to the 30s as skies remain mostly clear.

Wednesday is expected to offer more highs in the low 60s, but forecasters say northwesterly winds will be much lighter – staying in the single digits. Skies will be mostly sunny, too.

Temperatures will again dip into the low 40s overnight, with Thursday bringing more sunshine and highs in the mid-60s. Forecasters say the next chance for rain arrives Friday.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.