Wichita weather: Chances for showers and thunderstorms – some strong

05/08/2013 6:12 AM

05/08/2013 9:03 AM

Morning rain slowed the morning commute Wednesday, with showers and thunderstorms expected in the Wichita area off and on throughout the day, forecasters say. The strongest storms are expected to come tonight, moving into the region from central Kansas.

The primary threats in the Wichita area will be large hail, heavy rains and downburst winds, according to the National Weather Service.

High temperatures are expected to reach the mid-70s under partly sunny skies, forecasters say, with south winds in the teens. Gusts will climb into the mid-20s.

Storms will continue overnight, with lows ducking under 60 and winds still gusting to nearly 25 miles an hour. The storms should end in the Wichita area by about 8 a.m. Thursday, forecasters say, with highs eventually reaching the low 70s under cloudy skies. Chances for rain return Thursday night and persist into Saturday.

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

Read more here: http://blogs.kansas.com/weather/2013/05/08/wichita-weather-chances-for-showers-and-thunderstorms-some-strong/#storylink=cpy

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service