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Another day of 100s in Wichita area

WICHITA - Temperatures are expected to hit 100 for the second straight day in the Wichita metropolitan area today, as a dangerous heat wave persists in the Midwest.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 7 p.m. Saturday. The heat index could easily reach 105 in Wichita today, forecasters warn, as high humidity, light southerly winds and soaring temperatures combine to make outdoor conditions dangerous for those exposed to them for an extended period.

Similar conditions are expected in the area through Saturday, forecasters warn, with highs in triple digits and heat index readings of 105 or more.

But a cool front is expected to move through the region early Sunday morning, bringing with it a chance of showers and thunderstorms - and a welcome break from the triple-digit heat.