The Hays area has an 80 percent chance of storms tonight as a weak cold front moves southward, according to Kelly Sugden, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge City.

The city of Hays recorded 1.10 inches of rain from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Overnight it received 0.04, Sugden said.

The 24 hours prior to that included a Saturday evening downpour that left Eighth and Main streets and the surrounding downtown area with water rushing through the streets. For that period, Hays recorded 0.8 inches, he said.

Counties in northwest Kansas showed precipitation ranging from 0.01 to 0.48 inches for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network at

In Ellis County, rain gauge measurements in the CoCoRaHS network ranged from 0.66 to 0.88. However, a couple stations 5.6 miles east of Ellis and a little north measured 2.25 inches and 2.02 overnight.

In the Northwest counties including Gove, Graham, Logan and Norton, precipitation ranged from 0.02 in Quinter, 0.08 in Hill City and 0.46 in Oakley to 0.52 in St. Francis, 0.72 in Densmore and 0.95 in Goodland, according to Jason Neilson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Goodland,

“The cold front coming in over the Rockies from the northwest will move through later today,” Neilson said.

It will bring with it temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will transition back higher on Saturday through Tuesday, measuring in the low- to mid-80s.

The outlook from Goodland is for rain showers through Friday, then no precipitation Friday through Sunday, he said. 

Northwest Kansas shows no drought for the most part, according to the Kansas drought monitor from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Only Russell County is registering as abnormally dry, as is southeast Osborne County.