Wichita weather: Scattered showers likely, but heat persists

Scattered showers – some of them potentially strong – could offer momentary relief later today from one of the strongest heat waves in decades to strike the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Before then, temperatures will hit 100 again, with the heat index climbing above 105. An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

South-southwest winds will continue today, forecasters say, with gusts reaching 20 miles an hour. Those winds are bringing up hot, dry air from the deserts of Arizona.

Overnight lows will linger just below 80, and Wednesday’s highs are expected to reach 103.

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

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