Wichita weather: Heat wave may shatter another record today

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Wichita metropolitan area from 1 to 9 p.m. today, as dangerous heat continues to broil the region.

Temperatures could match or break the record high of 108 today, forecasters say. The heat index, which is a measure of how it feels outside, could hit 110.

South-southwesterly winds will be gusting into the mid-20s, bringing up more hot, dry air from the desert southwest. Those same winds vaulted Monday’s high to 108, breaking the record for the date by two degrees.

A slight chance of showers arrives Wednesday and Thursday, bringing with it cooler temperatures. But Wednesday’s forecast still calls for highs in the triple digits.

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