Much of south-central and southeastern Kansas was wrapped in clouds Sunday as rain and winds swept through the area, bringing cooler temperatures and welcome precipitation.
It should remain dry on Monday, local forecasters say, but expect chances for more rain to build toward the end of the week.
Wichita is expected to drop to a low of 37 degrees overnight into Monday, said Jaclyn Ritzman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.
In areas such as Larned in Pawnee County and west to Elkhart in the far southwestern corner of Kansas, a frost warning was issued for early Monday which could affect recently bloomed plants and wheat crops.
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Since last Thursday, the Wichita area has received 1.15 inches of rain, Ritzman said, bringing the yearly precipitation amount to 4.65 inches since Jan. 1. That’s still 1.5 inches behind what has normally fallen by this time of the year.
However, some areas of Kansas got as much as 5 to 6 inches of rain, with varying amounts of hail in regions in south-central Kansas on Thursday and again on Saturday.