More than a half-inch of rain fell on Lawrence early this morning and forecasters say plenty more is on its way.
According to the rain gauge at the Kansas University Weather Service, .52 of an inch of rain had fallen as of 7 a.m. today, although more fell after the measurement was taken.
Matt Foster, forecaster for the KU Weather Service, said today that more rain could be expected throughout the day and that a good chance of rain exists for tonight. The likelihood of precipitation is 30 percent on Thursday and 20 percent Thursday night, Foster said. Rain leaves the local forecast Friday, when skies should clear a little to partly cloudy.
Today's rainfall brings the city's total precipitation for August to 1.26 inches. The average rainfall for all of August is 3.94 inches.
Rainfall for the year now stands at 27.45 inches. That's more than an inch ahead of the average rainfall amount through August of 26.23 inches.
High temperatures Thursday and Friday should be about 90 degrees, while lows tonight and Thursday night are expected to be 67 degrees.