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Expect heavy rain tonight, Wichita

WICHITA - The metropolitan area can expect heavy rain tonight, forecasters say - so much so that a flood watch has been issued for portions of central and southern Kansas through Wednesday morning.

Wichita and much of southern Kansas can expect anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain tonight, said Chris Jakub, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

“We need the rain,” Jakub said.

Wichita has had less than .15 of an inch since mid-May. The rainfall should reach the metro area by 6 p.m., Jakub said.