Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Heat advisory this afternoon, highs near 100

A heat advisory will be in effect for the Wichita metropolitan area and nearly 40 counties in eastern Kansas today as the heat index climbs to dangerous levels.

The advisory will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. for 20 counties in southern and eastern Kansas, including the Wichita area, according to the National Weather Service.

A sunny, hot day will see temperatures climb near 100 and the heat index reach as high as 105 in the region, forecasters say. South winds will gust to nearly 30 miles an hour.

A cool front will bring chances of rain later tonight and for the next few days. Cooler temperatures are on the way, too, with highs the rest of the work week only in the upper 80s.

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

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