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Hottest days of the year loom for Wichita

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from now until 1 p.m. Tuesday – a period that is shaping up to be the hottest two days of the year so far for Wichita.

And Tuesday looks hotter still.

Temperatures could reach 104 in the metropolitan area, forecasters say, with the heat index approaching 110. South-southwesterly winds will be steady in the teens, with gusts to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will bottom out in the mid-70s, forecasters say, with Tuesday’s highs near 105. An excessive heat warning has already been issued for Tuesday, stretching from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The warning is being issued because Tuesday will mark the third straight day with a heat index of 105 or higher.

Wichita has hit 100 seven times so far this summer, with the high mark of 102 on July 24.

For more information on conditions, go to our weather page.