Sunday, July 28, 2013
A Flood Watch is in effect for most of south-central and southeast Kansas through Tuesday morning. This does include Wichita, Hutchinson, Salina, and Ark City.
Some locations could receive another 2 to 4 inches of rain by Tuesday morning, which could cause localized flooding.
We will continue to stay in a moist northwest flow, which will keep good chances for heavy rain in the forecast through Tuesday. Overnight, Wichita received more than 1.5 inches of rain.
That overnight rainfall was good enough to put July 2013 in unusual territory. It is now the 4th wettest July ever recorded in Wichita. We will likely keep climbing the charts with additional rainfall.
So far this July, Wichita has received a little more than 7.5 inches of rain. That's well above the city's July average of 3.32 inches. Compare this year's July total to last year's July total of .26 inches of rain. Wichita recorded 1.45 inches in 2011 and 2.77 inches in 2010.
As fortunate as Wichita has been, western Kansas has not seen a similar increase in rainfall.
Dodge City (2.29 inches), Garden City (.99 inches), and Goodland (.33 inches) are all well below their July averages of around 3 inches.
This Afternoon: Off and on rain showers.
Sunday Night: Heavy rain develops, especially overnight, which could cause localized flooding.
Monday: Heavy rain chance continue, which could cause localized flooding.
Tuesday: Rain tapers.
Stay with the KAKE First Alert Forecast Center for the latest on the flooding potential and this evolving forecast.
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