After a brutally dry and hot summer, western Kansas gets both a break from the heat and some welcome rainfall this week.
According to CoCoRahs reports, more than an inch of rain fell across Ellis County on Wednesday, with reports ranging from just over 1 inch to 1.67 inches just north of Hays.
Trego County had reports of more than 2 inches of rain in the northeast portion of the county.
Rain is expected to continue Thursday and into Friday, although the National Weather Service said significant accumulation was unlikely.
The high temperature in the Hays area is only expected to reach 55 degrees Thursday, with a high of 77 predicted Friday. Skies are expected to clear by Friday afternoon and no additional rainfall is expected through Wednesday.