Wichita weather: And the heat goes on

05/05/2014 5:00 AM

05/05/2014 6:35 AM

Kansas will sizzle for at least one more day in May, forecasters say, with more temperature records being threatened.

Highs are expected to climb into the mid-90s today in Wichita, where the record for May 5 is 96 in 1940. Sunshine with light and variable winds out the west-southwest and then the south are in the forecast as well. That’ll be several degrees lower than the 102 recorded on Sunday – but still very warm for May in Kansas.

Overnight lows will only drop to the low 60s early Tuesday morning, forecasters say, with mostly clear skies and winds remaining light and variable.

Tuesday’s high will again be in the mid-90s, forecasters say, with more sunshine and south to southeast winds gaining strength as the day goes on. Steady winds will be in the teens, with gusts topping 30 miles an hour.

Chances for showers arrive late Wednesday, forecasters say, and will continue through the weekend.

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

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