For much of the afternoon Sunday, the outdoor temperatures felt... dare we say it?
Rain fell briefly over Wichita, breaking a long dry spell and dipping the temperature under 70.
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Wichitans can look forward to more of the same all week as kids head back to school. The seven-day forecast calls for highs in the 80s to mid-90s.
Not a bad change from Friday, when Wichita capped a blistering week by baking at 109.
"Summer is not over yet," warned National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Darmofal. But for now, there are no 100-plus-degree days in the immediate future.
It doesn't mean we can't expect another surge of summer heat. We are, after all, still in August.
"We can still get those 100-degree days into the first part of September, but as we get into the middle or end of September, we are closer to that transition into autumn temperatures," Darmofal said. "The later we go in August, the chances become less and less for that extreme heat."
The forecast holds a bit of good news for parched lawns and shrubs, too. We can expect a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, Darmofal said.