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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wichita, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT)

Lat: 37.65°NLon: 97.43°WElev: 1332ft.

Overcast with Haze

68°F

20°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NE 15 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 11:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Wichita KS

    • This
      Afternoon

      This Afternoon: Showers likely before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

      Showers
      Likely

      High: 73 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a low around 62. East northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 62 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 77. North northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 77 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 6 to 8 mph.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 65 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 86 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 72 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Mostly
      Sunny and
      Breezy

      High: 90 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 73 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Sunny
      and Breezy

      High: 93 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers likely before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 62. East northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 77. North northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 96.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 73.
Monday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
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Point Forecast:
Wichita KS
 37.67°N 97.36°W
11:32 am CDT Jul 7, 2015
12pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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