Overnight storm Sunday brings more rain for gardens, lower temperatures

Courtesy of National Weather Service

The storm that swept through Wichita early Sunday morning brought another 2.5 inches to gardens and lawns across the metro area.

The rainfall set a daily record for Aug. 23, said Jaclyn Ritzman, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Wichita. It also brought the total yearly amount of precipitation in Wichita to 32.33 inches. A normal amount of precipitation for this time of year is 23.10 inches.

“So we are above normal,” Ritzman said.

But the summer storm also put the city below normal in terms of temperature, with the high on Sunday at 78 degrees. The typical August summer day is 91 degrees.

Temperatures will remain cool this week, climbing into the mid- to upper 80s for most days.

The next chance for rain is Thursday morning through Friday.

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