Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Heat advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for more than 40 counties across eastern and central Kansas on Wednesday.

The advisory is in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Wichita area, and shorter periods farther west. The heat index is expected to climb to near 110 in the Wichita metropolitan area, with actual temperatures topping 100 in many cities.

Wichita can expect to top 100 again, forecasters say, with sunny skies and south winds in the teens. Gusts could approach 25 miles an hour.

A front is expected to move into the region late Wednesday night and early Thursday, forecasters say, bringing cooler temperatures and good chances for rain.

Highs Thursday and Friday may stay in the 80s — quite a swing from the early part of the week.

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