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A hotter August 2? Not in Wichita

Wichita is poised to set a new high temperature record for August 2. The thermometer hit 106 early this afternoon, matching the mark set in 1970.

Other cities in the region are also reporting 106: Wellington, Hutchinson and Great Bend.

These readings were reported shortly before 2 p.m., so several more hours of heating remain.

The higher-than-expected temperatures are the result of robust winds out of the south-southwest.

Stay tuned – and stay cool.

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