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Wichita weather for Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely

Courtesy of National Weather Service

It’ll be a wet morning and a stormy evening in the Wichita area today, forecasters say.

A band of precipitation shortly before dawn brought as much as a half-inch of rain to parts of northwest Wichita, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Smith said. The official recording site in southwest Wichita logged .24 of an inch.

“There’s been some varying amounts around town,” Smith said. “We’ll probably see a few more showers move through this morning.”

The main event for the metropolitan area is expected later this evening — hopefully not until the evening commute is finished, Smith said — when the strongest storms could bring heavy rain, winds of 65 miles an hour or more and hail the size of golf balls.

Highs today will be in the mid-80s, with southerly winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. Rain is expected to continue overnight and into Wednesday morning, forecasters say.

Wednesday’s high will be in the low 70s once skies begin to clear by early afternoon. Mostly sunny skies can be expected the rest of the work week.

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