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Wichita weather: Dancing around the century mark again

It's hot, but it's nothing like the heat wave of 1980

The deadly heat wave that gripped the central United States in the summer of 1980 killed hundreds of people.
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The deadly heat wave that gripped the central United States in the summer of 1980 killed hundreds of people.

Wichita will flirt with 100 degrees yet again on Thursday, forecasters say.

If the thermometer reaches triple digits, that will be the third day in the row for Wichita. There may be a few clouds in the sky, along with west-southwest winds in the teens.

Friday should see lower temperatures arrive, with a cool front dropping highs into the upper 80s to low 90s for Wichita. There’s a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms as well. The best chance for rain will come after noon on Friday, forecasters say.

Showers are possible again on Saturday and Sunday, when highs will top out in the low 90s.

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

As the mercury rises, so does the risk of heat-related illness. An emergency department doctor has tips on how to stay safe in the heat.

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