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.