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Here comes 100, Wichita

WICHITA - Triple digit temperatures are expected in Wichita for the first time this year today as a heat spell strengthens over the Great Plains.

The National Weather Service has extended an excessive heat warning until 7 p.m. Friday for eastern Kansas, stretching basically from I-135 east to the state line. Heat indices are expected to climb above 105 in the region as hot, humid air remains camped over much of the heartland.

Temperatures are expected to touch 100 each of the next three days in Wichita, forecasters say, until a cool front brings a chance of showers and notably cooler temperatures to the region on Saturday.