Rumbles of thunder shortly before dawn signaled what the weather will be like today for the Wichita area – a steady diet of showers and thunderstorms.
“Prolonged heavy rainfall is likely as numerous showers and embedded thunderstorms cross the area,” the National Weather Service’s hazardous weather outlook states.
A flood watch is in effect for southeast Kansas from 1 p.m. onward. The Wichita metropolitan area is not included in the watch, though heavy rain could cause localized street flooding at times.
Highs today are forecast to reach the mid-60s, with overnight lows slipping only about 10 degrees. It’ll be windy, too, with southerly winds steadily in the teens and gusts nearing 30 mph.
Winds will continue overnight, and scattered showers are also possible Thursday.
As much as 2 inches of rain could fall in Wichita, KWCH meteorologist Ross Janssen reported on KFDI this morning.
For more information on conditions, go to our weather page.