On Ronelle’s Radar: Flooding Rains Continue Before A Brief Break

Kansas and Wichita Weather Forecasts by Storm Track 3

Flood concerns will continue today with showers and storms sticking around. Conditions will worsen before they get any better and there will even be a severe risk for some later today. Pockets of heavy rain are possible, giving some areas as much as another 3″ of rain by the end of the day.

Western Kansas is on the cold side of a front while portions of Central and Eastern Kansas are on the warm side. But it will be a cooler day with highs in the 40s to 60s as the cold front marches east.

The cold front will also push a lot of the rain out of the area during the afternoon but there could be a couple of stronger storms along and ahead of the front.

Damaging winds are the main threat and an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Parts of Central and Eastern Kansas will have a slightly greater risk of seeing a strong storm. The heaviest rain will be pushed into Missouri by evening, allowing much of our area to start drying out.

There could be a few leftover showers in Northwestern Kansas during the evening, on the back side of the storm system. A few wet flakes could mix in too. A Freeze Watch will be in effect during the overnight for parts of Western Kansas where low temperatures tonight will fall into the 30s.

Wednesday brings more breaks of sun and mainly dry conditions with cooler temperatures in the 50s.

Another chance of rain moves in Friday and over the weekend. While a short break from the rain will be nice, creeks and rivers will still be running high as we approach the weekend. It’s important to not let our guard down when it comes to river and creek levels.

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