Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Tuesday: Morning rumbles, then rain later in the day

Pedestrians head to work during morning showers near Second Street and Waco on Tuesday morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Smith said showers will be intermittent through mid-day and resume later in the afternoon. (Sept. 8, 2015)
Pedestrians head to work during morning showers near Second Street and Waco on Tuesday morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Smith said showers will be intermittent through mid-day and resume later in the afternoon. (Sept. 8, 2015) The Wichita Eagle

Rumbles of thunder and a few sprinkles can be expected through the morning commute in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

The rain won’t amount to much this morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Smith said, but afternoon heating could fire up another round of storms later Tuesday.

“Once we get some heating, it’ll probably start to bubble up again,” Smith said.

More than half an inch of rain is possible from the later storms, he said. Light rain had delivered .16 of an inch by 9 a.m. in Wichita, which hoisted the 24-hour total for the city to nearly half an inch. Lightning-laden storms brought .32 of an inch Monday night.

Highs on Tuesday will top out in the upper 80s after topping 100 the past couple of days. West winds in the teens will ease later in the day. Early gusts could approach 30 miles an hour.

Wednesday and Thursday will be cooler, with highs only in the mid-80s under sunny skies.

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

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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