Wichita weather: A chance of afternoon showers

Widely scattered showers are possible in south-central Kansas late this afternoon, forecasters say.

Highs will reach the mid-90s, with south winds in the teens and gusting to nearly 25 miles an hour. More showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight, when lows bottom out in the low 70s.

Thursday should be mostly sunny, forecasters say, with highs in the low 90s. Winds are expected to be light and variable.

Slight chances for showers return Friday and are projected to last through the weekend, forecasters say.

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Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

Now this is more like a Kansas August.

Temperatures will climb to the mid-90s in the Wichita area on primary election day, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds pushing into the teens and gusting to nearly 20 miles an hour.

Lows tonight will settle in the low 70s, with partly cloudy skies and southerly winds remaining consistent with the daytime breezes.

Wednesday will see chances for showers and thunderstorms arrive, forecasters say, with temperatures climbing into the low 90s. South winds in the teens will gust into the low 20s.

Chances for rain increase Wednesday night, with lows falling back into the low 70s. Slight chances for rain will stretch through the rest of the work week as well, forecasters say.

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Sky-diving death caused by dust devil?

I’ve never heard of a dust devil causing a fatality, but this sky-diving accident on Long Island sounds like that may have been precisely what happened. AccuWeather’s Mike Smith said on his blog it may be the first death caused by a dust devil on record.

The instructor in the tandem jump was critically injured.

Wichita weather: A return to more seasonal temperatures

It’ll feel like early August for a change early this week in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Sunny skies and highs in the mid-90s are expected Monday and Tuesday in the region. South-southwest winds will be in the teens, helping lift the temperatures.

Overnight lows will be in the 70s, forecasters say. A chance of showers arrives on Wednesday and lingers into Thursday.

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Wichita weather: Plenty of sunshine through the weekend

The weather will be remarkably consistent in the Wichita area over the next few days, forecasters say.

Highs will reach the upper 80s under sunny skies, with light and variable winds. Lows will retreat to the mid-60s with a few clouds in the sky.

Temperatures may touch 90 by Monday, forecasters say, with the next chance for showers arriving Tuesday night.

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Heavy rain stayed south and west of Wichita

Only light rain made it to Wichita from Wednesday’s weather system. Officially, .16 of rain was recorded in Wichita.

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Wednesday was one cool day for Wichita

Wednesday was so cool it was practically wearing trendy sunglasses in Wichita.

The daytime high of 72 broke the record for lowest high temperature on July 30, according to the National Weather Service. That was 73 in 1903, when Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” was published, Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane and the first World Series would be played later that fall.

Ironically, just two years ago, the high temperature on July 30 hit 111 – a record high for the date.

Wichita weather: A patch of dry weather arrives

Unseasonably cool weather for July will continue on the last day of the month in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Highs will settle in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies, with light and variable winds. Overnight readings will drop to the low 60s under partly cloudy skies, with Friday seeing a modest warmup and the return of gusty south winds.

Highs are likely to reach the upper 80s with plenty of sunshine, forecasters say, with gusts topping 20 miles an hour at times. Temperatures will linger in the upper 80s through a sunny weekend.

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Heavy rain expected just west of Wichita

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain just to the west and southwest of Wichita later today.

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Anyone traveling west of the city should be mindful of periods of heavy rain. Localized flooding is possible.

Wichita weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms

Rain is possible – perhaps even a thunderstorm – in the Wichita area on Wednesday, forecasters say.

Isolated spots could see heavy rain for brief periods. Highs will only brush 70 in the area, forecasters say. Winds will be light and variable, remaining in single digits.

A few showers may linger overnight, when lows fall into the upper 50s. Thursday should be mostly sunny, forecasters say, with highs in the low 80s.

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