Yes, that was thunder you heard this morning. An upper level disturbance passing through Kansas produced showers and rumbles of thunder between 3 A.M. and 7 A.M. Rainfall amounts were generally light, less than 0.10". Clouds will decrease and sunshine will return by mid-morning. Temperatures will reach the 70s, with lower 80s possible in extreme southwest Kansas.
Tonight skies will generally remain partly cloudy and temperatures will once again drop into the 40s and lower 50s.
The heat returns as we start the work week. For now Monday and most of Tuesday look dry, with showers and storms becoming more likely Tuesday evening through Saturday. The best chances of rain- Wednesday and Thursday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Decreasing clouds. Mostly sunny through the remainder of the day. Wind: E/SE 5-15. High: 75.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind: E/SE 5-10. Low: 53.
Monday: Mostly sunny and much warmer, becoming partly cloudy by afternoon. Wind: S/SW 10-15. High: 87.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy. Wind: SW 5-10. Low: 65.
Tue: High: 90 Partly cloudy, breezy and warm. Scattered late day showers and storms.
Wed: High: 84 Low: 65 Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy; a scattered showers and storms.
Thu: High: 81 Low: 63 Partly cloudy, breezy with scattered showers and storms.
Fri: High: 80 Low: 61 Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms.
Sat: High: 77 Low: 60 Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with isolated showers and storms.
Sun: High: 80 Low: 62 Partly cloudy.
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