Daily Archives: 24 June, 2014

A record-setting day for rain in Wichita

Round after round of heavy rain doused Wichita on Tuesday.

By the time the rains ended for the night, a record had fallen. The 2.47 inches recorded at the official measuring location next to Mid-Continent Airport toppled the previous high rainfall for June 24, which was 2.43 inches back in 1995.

Flood warning until 8:30 p.m. for Sedgwick County

Sustained heavy rain late Tuesday afternoon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Sedgwick County until 8:30 p.m.

Up to an inch of rain has fallen in portions of the county, with another inch or two of rain possible from the slow-moving storms.

Street flooding is likely in low-lying and slow-draining areas, officials say.

Heavy rain to offer challenges for evening commute in Wichita

Heavy rain falling for much of the last hour is causing ponding on streets in the Wichita area, the National Weather Service cautioned.

That figures to make the evening commute trickier than normal. Drive carefully.

Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of northern Sedgwick County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of northern Sedgwick County until 2:45 p.m.

A strong thunderstorm capable of 60 mile-an-hour gusts and hail the size of quarters was located near Valley Center at 2:05 p.m. and was moving east at 15 miles an hour. Cities threatened by the storm include Park City, Bel Aire and Kechi.

Residents can expect hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.

Wichita weather: Plenty of clouds, not much wind

Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s, forecasters say. Winds will be light and variable, staying in the single digits.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms arrives early Wednesday morning, forecasters say, when lows will be in the upper 60s and winds will be out of the south-southeast in the single digits.

Chances for rain improve on Wednesday, with highs in the mid-80s under cloudy skies. There may be some rain in the Wichita area on Thursday, forecasters say, but chances won’t be as good as they were on Wednesday.

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