Kansas City saw record rainfall Wednesday that nearly erased the deficit the area had for this year.
A total of 1.44 inches of rain fell at Kansas City International Airport Wednesday, setting a new record for the most rain to fall on March 29.
The rain was a welcome sight for Kansas City, which was facing moderate drought conditions. The Kansas City area was more than 1.8 inches shy of the normal precipitation for the year.
But after Wednesday’s storm, 4.25 inches of precipitation have fallen at KCI so far this year. That’s about a half inch below the normal precipitation of 4.71 inches.
Wednesday’s rains didn’t erase the precipitation deficit, but the Kansas City area is in the midst of a wet period. Off-and-on rain showers will likely continue through much of Thursday, bringing an additional .25 inch of rain before tapering off by evening.
Thursday’s high will be in the lower 50s. There will be a brief drying out on Friday, with the high reaching the mid-50s.
But additional rain and thunderstorms are expected to return Saturday evening into Sunday. Dry conditions are expected to return Sunday afternoon or evening and remain in the area for the beginning of the work week.
Storms could return once gain by mid-week.