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Wichita weather for Friday: Excessive heat warning until 9 p.m.

An excessive heat warning will be in effect for most of the day on Friday, as Wichita and much of the nation’s heartland continues to simmer.

The heat warning extends from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for 18 counties in Kansas, including all of the Wichita metropolitan area. Wichita may not hit 100 on Friday, forecasters say, but the heat index — a measure of what it feels like, based on a combination of temperature and humidity — is projected to top 105.

Similar heat index readings are anticipated through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures only fell to the upper 70s overnight, and are expected to reach the upper 90s throughout the weekend. While there is a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms tonight and early Saturday, sunshine is expected the rest of the period.

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