P.J. Griekspoor Archives Email Author Follow @P.J. Griekspoor Thunder, Warnings, Not Much Rain Kansas Viewpoint Very dry conditions continue as overnight storms much thunder, little rain Published on: May 19, 2011 Tweet Post to Your Wall. Email Blog RSS Permalink Print For two nights in a row, we've had heavy thunder and light rain, bringing us an accumulation of only .05 of an inch, hardly enough to move the needle on the severe drought designation of the U.S. Drought Monitor. More storms with warnings of high winds, large hail and possible tornadoes are in the forecast for the next couple of days, bringing the potential for at least spotty, local rain that will helps some farmers as long as they get the rain and escape the hail. Nothing, however, is in the forecast for the hardest hit drought region of Kansas to the southwest. Storm lines seem to develop again and again just east of Dodge City.