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Wichita weather on Tuesday: Highs near 100

Courtesy of National Weather Service, Wichita

June bids farewell with a sizzling slice of summer on Tuesday.

Wichita may see its first 100-degree day of the year today, forecasters say, and will likely reach triple digits for sure on Wednesday. Sunny skies and light south winds are expected on Tuesday.

Winds will pick up on Wednesday, helping push temperatures just that bit higher. South-southwest winds will be in the teens, with gusts topping 20 miles an hour.

Showers and thunderstorms — some of them strong — will move into southern and eastern edges of the Wichita metropolitan area Wednesday afternoon and evening, forecasters say, though the best chances for storms appear likely to stay east of Wichita.

Cooler temperatures arrive Thursday and should hang around through the holiday weekend.

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

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