Less than half an inch of rain fell in Wichita overnight, which is less than what was initially forecast.
But any rain is welcome these days in a region still recovering from a long-term drought.
Officially, .45 of an inch was recorded by the National Weather Service office in southwest Wichita.
“A pretty good little rain,” said Chris Jakub, a meteorologist with the weather service.
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Coffeyville received about an inch of rain, the most in the region. More showers and thunderstorms are possible in far southern Kansas later. Wichita may get a brief shower, but it won’t amount to much in terms of accumulation.
“It was a nice, beneficial rain,” Jakub said, in that it fell gradually and not sideways or rapidly due to strong winds or a downpour.
That allowed the soil to absorb the moisture more readily.