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Wichita weather: Heat index soars again as temperatures flirt with 100

Temperatures may touch 100 in the Wichita area on Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters say.

A heat advisory will be in effect from noon today until 9 p.m. on Thursday for 21 counties in southern Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. The Wichita metropolitan area is included in the advisory.

Heat index readings could once again climb toward 110 on Wednesday, with dew points topping 70 degrees and temperatures pushing into the upper 90s to about 100. Light south winds will occasionally reach the low teens, forecasters say.

Thursday could see Wichita reach 100 again, with south winds in the teens and gusts topping 25 miles an hour. Rain chances return Thursday night and will persist through the weekend, forecasters say.

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

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