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Wichita weather: A bit of rain on Monday, a bit of frost Tuesday

Workers head into the Farm Credit Bank Building at 245 N. Waco during morning showers Monday. Umbrellas sprouted throughout the central plains as a line of storms moved along a line from southern Colorado to Maine. (Apr.11, 2016)
Workers head into the Farm Credit Bank Building at 245 N. Waco during morning showers Monday. Umbrellas sprouted throughout the central plains as a line of storms moved along a line from southern Colorado to Maine. (Apr.11, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Showers and thunderstorms largely missed Wichita early Monday morning, forecasters say, but rain is still possible during the day.

As much as four inches of rain may have fallen in parts of southeast Kansas, National Weather Service meteorologist Ken Cook said, but as of 6 a.m. only 0.01 inch had been recorded at the official measuring site next to Eisenhower National Airport.

Thunderstorms produced hail as large as one inch in diameter in southeast Kansas, with similar reports as close to Wichita as Mulvane.

Skies will start to clear late in the day after highs peak in the upper 50s, forecasters say. Winds out of the north and northeast will be in the teens, gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour at times.

A frost advisory will be in effect from 4 to 9 a.m. Tuesday for seven counties in southern Kansas, including portions of the Wichita metropolitan area. Lows will drop to the low- to mid-30s.

The counties included in the frost advisory are Sedgwick, Butler, Greenwood, Woodson, Kingman, Harper and Sumner.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny, forecasters say, with highs reaching the mid-60s. Winds will be light out of the east, staying primarily in the single digits.

Wednesday should be warmer still, with highs in the low 70s. Winds are projected to remain light.

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

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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