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Wichita weather for Wednesday: More heat, humidity

Courtesy of National Weather Service

Another day of temperatures near 100 is expected across the Wichita metropolitan area Wednesday, forecasters say.

The heat index could approach 105, thanks to elevated humidity. That humidity is helping keep temperatures below 100 because the sun’s energy is being used to evaporate the moisture, forecasters say — but it’s also boosting the heat index and making outdoor activities uncomfortable.

Similar heat index readings are expected across the region through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

South-southeasterly breezes will be in the teens on Wednesday across the metropolitan area, forecasters say, with gusts topping 20 miles an hour. It’ll be mostly sunny today and Thursday, with a slight chance of showers arriving Thursday night after another day in the upper 90s.

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

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