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A Friday that feels like a frying pan for Wichita

WICHITA - The metropolitan area ducked the century mark Thursday, but Wichita doesn’t look to be that fortunate on the final day of the work week.

Forecasters are calling for temperatures of around 101 in Wichita today, with clear skies and hearty south winds. Those winds will be steady in the teens, with gusts to almost 30 miles an hour.

A chance of showers arrives again tonight and early Saturday as a cool front slides through Kansas. Any temperature relief will be short-lived, however, with highs expected to persist at or near 100.

Wichita has recorded only one 100-degree day so far this summer, and that was 101 on June 25. Thursday’s high was 96.