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Wichita weather: Another record high possible, with showers and thunderstorms arriving late

  • Finger on the Weather
  • Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5:05 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 7:12 a.m.

Wichita could set another record for high temperature – which would be the third in four days – on Wednesday, when highs are projected to reach the mid-90s.

The record for May 7 is 93, set all the way back in 1895. South winds will be hearty on a partly cloudy day, with steady breezes in the teens intensifying into the 20s and gusts nearing 40 miles an hour.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms arrive in the region tonight, forecasters say, with hail the size of golf balls, winds as strong as 70 miles per hour – and even potentially a few tornadoes – are possible. Monitor conditions and forecasts closely.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible in the metropolitan area again on Thursday, when highs top out in the upper 70s under cloudy skies. South winds will be in the teens, with gusts climbing near 30 miles an hour.

Sunshine returns on Friday, when highs will be far more spring-like: in the low 70s.

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

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