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More heat for Wichita today

WICHITA - The thermometer may reach 100 today in the Wichita area today, forecasters say.

Gusty winds out of the southwest will help hoist highs to about 100 today under sunny skies. The winds will be steady in the teens and surge at times to more than 25 miles an hour. The heat index could reach 105 in portions of central and southern Kansas this afternoon, forecasters say.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible in the area tonight, with dime-sized hail and winds of up to 60 miles an hour the primary threats.

Another chance of showers comes Wednesday, when highs will once again approach the century mark.