Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Thursday: Rain to miss metro area

Thursday was supposed to bring some badly needed rain to the Wichita area, which is nearly 3 inches below normal just since the first of September.

But National Weather Service meteorologist Jerilyn Billings Wright had a message early Thursday morning: Never mind.

Wichita’s going to miss out on the rain that central, western and southeast Kansas have been getting — or will get later today.

“We’ve had a trace,” Billings Wright said. “It did get the ground wet.”

But don’t expect measurable precipitation on a cloudy Thursday in the metropolitan area. Highs will top out in the low 70s as skies gradually clear later today. It’ll be breezy, with south winds in the teens gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour at times.

The passing front will bring cooler temperatures to the area, with overnight lows flirting with the 30s and then Friday’s high peaking in the low 60s. The weekend will see highs in the 50s, forecasters say.

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

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