Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Rain returns

Scattered showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast for the Wichita area over the next few days.

Chances for rain are slight for much of the day Wednesday, forecasters say, but they pick up significantly by evening. Highs Wednesday will be in the upper 70s, with light northerly winds.

Thursday and early Friday have the best chances for rain in the Wichita metropolitan area, forecasters say. Isolated pockets of heavy rain will be possible, though they won’t be as widespread or as long-lasting as last week’s storms.

Chances for rain will ease Friday night and early Saturday, forecasters say. Highs through the period should be in the low 80s.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

254 Productions shot aerial drone footage of Highway 81 near Belle Plaine on September 11, 2016. The road is underwater with the Ninnescah River out of its banks.

Fire crews were busy Saturday morning conducting rescues of residents of the Ponderosa Estates in Sumner County. The Ninnescah River set a flood stage record due to heavy rain on Thursday and Friday nights. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

Mike Hodges tries to salvage items in his garage where there was 4 inches of water. (video by Jaime Green/Sept. 9, 2016)

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