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Wichita weather: Another heat record falls

  • Finger on the Weather
  • Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 5:05 a.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6:28 a.m.

Temperatures could touch 100 again today in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

One thing’s for certain: a new record for high temperature will be set. The current mark is 91, set in 1986. The forecast calls for highs to soar into the upper 90s at least in the Wichita area, fueled by sunny skies and gusty southerly winds.

Those winds will strengthen as the day stretches out, forecasters say, with steady breezes in the teens and gusts topping 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will be a very summer-like mid-60s under mostly clear skies, with southerly winds remaining robust despite the absence of sunshine. Steady breezes will reach the mid-20s, with gusts topping 30 miles an hour.

Wednesday is projected to be a bit cooler, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-90 under skies that gradually cloud up through the day. South winds will gain strength again as the day goes on, with steady breezes in the 20s and gusts approaching 40 miles an hour.

Chances for showers arrive Wednesday night and linger off and on through the weekend.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

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