Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Morning showers, cooler temperatures

Courtesy of National Weather Service

A few light showers could linger through the morning in the Wichita metropolitan area Monday, forecasters say.

Spotty sprinkles have delivered .07 of an inch to the official recording station in southwest Wichita as of about 6:45 a.m., National Weather Service meteorologist Vanessa Pearce said.

Higher rainfall totals have been reported north and east of Wichita: Potwin in Butler County logged 2.19 inches, while Peabody in Marion County reported 1.56 inches. In Allen County, Moran recorded 1.75 inches.

“There’s a chance for the next few hours” of more rain, Pearce said, but by noon “everything should be out of here.”

Highs today will peak in the low 90s, forecasters say, snapping a streak of five consecutive 100-degree days in Wichita. Winds will be light out of the east.

Chances for rain continue the next several days, with highs in low 90s. The National Weather Service is already warning of the potential for severe weather on Wednesday, with hail and strong winds the primary threats.

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

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger