Wichita appears poised to shatter the high temperature record for June 7 today as the early June heat wave continues.
The current record is 99, set in 1958, and forecasters are calling for a high of 101 or 102 today. Sunny skies and gusty south winds will be feeding the temperature surge, with steady breezes in the teens and gusts reaching nearly 35 miles an hour.
Overnight lows will bottom out in the low 70s, and Wednesday should be hot again – with highs of 98 to 100. A frontal system is expected to bring cooler temperatures to the state late Wednesday and into Thursday, with highs Thursday in the low to mid-90s in Wichita.
Highs Friday and Saturday will be closer to seasonal norms, with highs in the mid- to upper 80s, forecasters say.
For more information on conditions, go to our weather page.