Widespread beneficial rain is expected today and tomorrow with locally heavy rain possible. We may see strong gusty wind tomorrow, making driving difficult, but then things clear out for the back half of the week. Showers and embedded thunderstorms are expected to start near the south and west state lines by midday and build north and east through the afternoon. Here are forecast radar loops from mid-morning today through midnight tomorrow, from two of the forecast models:
Generally we expect an inch or two from the event by tomorrow evening, but some areas, especially tonight, may see heavier rain. Far western Kansas may see mostly snow from the event, with the snow area building east perhaps as far as US-281. East of there we can’t rule out some snowfall but we really don’t expect much if any accumulation. The region should be dry Wednesday through the weekend.