Wichita weather: A bit cooler after a near-miss Tuesday

Wichita came within one degree of matching the record high for May 20 on Tuesday, but forecasters say there won’t be a dance with the record book today.

Highs should top out in the low 90s under mostly sunny skies in the Wichita area. Southerly Winds will be in the teens.

Chances for rain arrive early Thursday morning and plan to linger through Memorial Day weekend, forecasters say. Overnight lows will only drop to the upper 60s, with Thursday’s high in the low to mid-90s. Some of Thursday’s thunderstorms could be strong in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

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

Tuesday’s high of 97 in Wichita fell just short of the record set in 1956. Salina also hit 97 and also fell one degree short of the record set in 1956.