Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: More showers, thunderstorms

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday for 14 counties of central and southern Kansas, including most of the Wichita metropolitan area.

The soil is already saturated from recent rains, so any moisture that falls from anticipated thunderstorms will lead to additional localized flooding, the National Weather Service reports.

There’s a good chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon and early this evening in the Wichita area, forecasters say. Highs today will reach the upper 70s under mostly cloudy skies, with winds out of the south-southeast in the teens.

Some of today’s storms could be severe in the Wichita area, with large hail and strong winds possible. A tornado can’t be ruled out, forecasters say.

The weekend will see a chance of more showers early Saturday morning before the rest of the day offers some sunshine. Sunday and Monday look stormy again, however, with highs in low 80s and upper 70s.

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

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