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Wichita weather: Clearing skies after a rainy night

Courtesy of National Weather Service

Skies should gradually clear after a rainy night in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

The metropolitan area was spared the stormy weather that struck other parts of Kansas Monday night, but the squall line that moved through the area after about 1 a.m. delivered .76 of an inch to the city, said Jaclyn Ritzman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Highs today should reach the low 60s, forecasters say, with south winds in the teens. Gusts could approach 30 miles an hour at times.

Skies are likely to cloud up again tonight, bringing another slight chance of rain. Wednesday should be mostly sunny and breezy, with highs again in the low 60s.

But then a gradual cool-down begins, with highs in the 50s on Thursday and Friday and the 40s over the weekend.

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

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