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Excessive heat warning for Wichita area

WICHITA - The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for 18 counties in eastern and southeastern Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area, from 1 p.m. today to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Heat index values - a measure of how it feels outside - will range from 105 to 110 degrees along and east of I-135 both this afternoon and Wednesday, forecasters warn. Temperatures will climb to about 100 today and Wednesday in Wichita, with high humidity levels. Southerly winds will stay in the single digits.

Hot and humid conditions are expected to persist through Saturday, with highs forecast to reach 100 in Wichita each day.