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Wichita weather: 100 possible on a hot, muggy day

Wichita could hit 100 for the third time this year on Thursday, forecasters say.

A hot, muggy day is on tap for the metropolitan area. Morning clouds will make way for abundant sunshine, with a heat advisory in effect from noon until 9 p.m. for 22 counties in southern Kansas. Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, Reno and Sumner counties are included in the advisory, which cautions of heat index readings up to 108 in the area.

South winds will be gustier than they have been so far this week, forecasters say, with steady breezes in the teens and gusts topping 25 miles an hour. Clouds will return tonight, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday will see chances for storms increase, with cooler temperatures during the day. Highs will top out in the low 90s. Winds will be light and variable.

Rain chances increase Friday night and through the weekend, forecasters say, with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

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

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