Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Thursday: Pleasant day, rainy night

(April 28, 2016)
(April 28, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Another round of rain is headed Wichita’s way, but not before a pleasant spring day.

Highs should reach the upper 60s on a partly sunny day, forecasters say, with light and variable winds staying in the single digits. Showers and thunderstorms should move in late — close to midnight, forecasters say — with lows in the low 50s.

Rain is likely to persist into Friday morning, forecasters say, and return again later in the day. Highs will again reach the upper 60s, with east winds in the teens and gusts topping 20 miles an hour.

Friday night’s storms could produce heavy rain, large hail and strong winds - but tornadoes aren’t anticipated, forecasters say. An inch or more of rain could fall in the Wichita metropolitan area, which is still soaked from Tuesday night’s waves of rain that dumped more than 2 inches across the city and suburbs.

Thunderstorms could linger into the weekend, forecasters say, but strong storms are not expected.

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

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger