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.
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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.