Holiday weekend rains targeting a parched area

I’m not hearing many complaints about rain spoiling holiday plans this Memorial Day weekend.

That’s likely just a reflection of people realizing how much the region needs rain. This map from the U.S. Drought Monitor is dated May 20:

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The second graphic shows projected rainfall amounts over the next five days. Read that to mean about 2 inches for Wichita, with more expected close to the Oklahoma border.

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