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Sunny and hot today for Wichita area

WICHITA - This could be the hottest day of the year for Wichita, forecasters say.

Sunny skies will help the thermometer soar nearly to 100 today, with south winds surging from the teens into the mid-20s. The heat index - a measure of how it feels combining temperature and humidity - is expected to top 100 this afternoon.

Isolated thunderstorms are expected to strike south-central Kansas late tonight, forecasters say, though they are not expected to be severe.