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A Florida summer for the Wichita area

Days of sunshine interrupted with brief, scattered showers.

Highs in the mid-80s to low 90s.

Light, teasing winds that often change directions.

It sounds like a typical summer in Florida – but it’s also what the Wichita area has been experiencing the past few weeks.

Wichita has recorded more than an inch of rain since Sunday, thanks to sporadic showers popping up or rolling through the metropolitan area.

Temperatures have actually been pretty seasonal for southern Kansas so far this summer, National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Ketcham said, though folks may not realize that given how hot recent summers have been.

Wichita is actually a bit below normal for the month in terms of rainfall, he said, but this week’s rains have been nibbling nicely at the deficit.