Daily Archives: 30 October, 2013

Flood watch for areas east of Wichita

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of the Wichita metropolitan area and southeast Kansas until 10 a.m. Thursday.

Butler and Cowley counties are included in the watch, but Sedgwick is not.

Allen, Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson counties are also in the watch area. Rounds of heavy rain are expected to bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to an area that received 1 to 3 inches on Tuesday night.

Low-land rural and street flooding is possible, and localized flash flooding can’t be ruled out.

Severe thunderstorm warning for areas just west of Wichita

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Sedgwick, Reno and Kingman counties until 2:45 p.m.

At 1:53 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Cheney and moving northeast at 45 miles an hour. Hail the size of half-dollars is the primary threat with this storm. The warning covers northeast Kingman County, southeast Reno County and western Sedgwick County.

The storm is expected to be near Goddard at 2:10 p.m. and Colwich and Andale by about 2:15 p.m.

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

Wichita weather: More rain on the way

It’ll be a rainy Wednesday in the Wichita metropolitan area, forecasters say – and the rain could be heavy at times.

Highs are likely to reach the low 70s, with gusty south winds. Steady breezes will be in the 20s, with gusts touching 30 miles an hour. The heaviest rain is expected to fall along and east of the Kansas Turnpike, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain will continue into the early morning hours of Thursday, forecasters say, with lows falling to the low 50s. Winds will become variable, easing to the teens.

Thursday should see skies clear early in the day, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds behind the front will turn to the north, gusting to more than 25 miles an hour.

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