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Wichita weather for Tuesday: Hot and muggy

Jack Museousky trims the curbs around his Riverside home on Monday. “I told my wife I wanted to get it done before it got hot,” he said. “But it’s hot already.” The forecast for south-central Kansas calls for temperatures topping or near 100 degrees for the next 10 days. (July 13, 2015)
Jack Museousky trims the curbs around his Riverside home on Monday. “I told my wife I wanted to get it done before it got hot,” he said. “But it’s hot already.” The forecast for south-central Kansas calls for temperatures topping or near 100 degrees for the next 10 days. (July 13, 2015) The Wichita Eagle

Another hot, sultry day awaits the Wichita area on Tuesday, forecasters say.

Highs are expected to climb into the upper 90s, with elevated dew points pushing the heat index to 105 or higher. Monday’s heat index reached 110, thanks to elevated humidity.

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for 21 counties in southern and southeast Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area. The heat index — a measure of what it feels like outside — is expected to reach 111 in some parts of southern Kansas, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials are urging residents in the advisory area to limit outdoor activities from early this afternoon through early this evening, as prolonged exposure could lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke .

There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today and tonight, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 90s. Winds will be out of the southeast, occasionally pushing into the teens.

Wednesday will also be hot, with highs in the mid-90s.

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

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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