Wichita weather: Plenty of sunshine through the weekend

The weather will be remarkably consistent in the Wichita area over the next few days, forecasters say.

Highs will reach the upper 80s under sunny skies, with light and variable winds. Lows will retreat to the mid-60s with a few clouds in the sky.

Temperatures may touch 90 by Monday, forecasters say, with the next chance for showers arriving Tuesday night.

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Heavy rain stayed south and west of Wichita

Only light rain made it to Wichita from Wednesday’s weather system. Officially, .16 of rain was recorded in Wichita.

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Wednesday was one cool day for Wichita

Wednesday was so cool it was practically wearing trendy sunglasses in Wichita.

The daytime high of 72 broke the record for lowest high temperature on July 30, according to the National Weather Service. That was 73 in 1903, when Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” was published, Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane and the first World Series would be played later that fall.

Ironically, just two years ago, the high temperature on July 30 hit 111 – a record high for the date.

Wichita weather: A patch of dry weather arrives

Unseasonably cool weather for July will continue on the last day of the month in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Highs will settle in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies, with light and variable winds. Overnight readings will drop to the low 60s under partly cloudy skies, with Friday seeing a modest warmup and the return of gusty south winds.

Highs are likely to reach the upper 80s with plenty of sunshine, forecasters say, with gusts topping 20 miles an hour at times. Temperatures will linger in the upper 80s through a sunny weekend.

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Heavy rain expected just west of Wichita

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain just to the west and southwest of Wichita later today.

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Anyone traveling west of the city should be mindful of periods of heavy rain. Localized flooding is possible.

Wichita weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms

Rain is possible – perhaps even a thunderstorm – in the Wichita area on Wednesday, forecasters say.

Isolated spots could see heavy rain for brief periods. Highs will only brush 70 in the area, forecasters say. Winds will be light and variable, remaining in single digits.

A few showers may linger overnight, when lows fall into the upper 50s. Thursday should be mostly sunny, forecasters say, with highs in the low 80s.

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Wichita weather: A most pleasant day for late July

Find excuses to linger outside Tuesday if you can, Wichita.

Sunny days in the low 80s with a light breeze don’t come along in late July all that often in the Wichita area. That’s what’s on tap for south-central Kansas today, forecasters say.

A slight chance of showers arrives late Tuesday night, with chances increasing after midnight. Lows will settle in the mid-60s.

Rain is likely to stretch into Wednesday, forecasters say, when highs will top out in the mid-70s. Showers and thunderstorms could persist well into the evening.

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Wichita weather: A stretch of cool weather begins

Wichita can expect a rather pleasant Monday, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 80s and light winds under sunny skies.

Highs will be in the 80s much of the week under partly cloudy skies, with 70s expected when chances for rain arrive in mid-week. Lows will be in the 60s.

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Wichita weather: Sizzling climb toward 100

Wichita could see its second triple-digit day of the year on Friday, forecasters say.

Gusty south winds topping 30 miles an hour at times will help feed the rise in temperature. Overnight lows will only drop to the upper half of the 70s before Saturday delivers another potential 100-degree day, forecasters say.

South-southwesterly winds will again play their part in the heating, gusting above 25 miles an hour. A front will push through later in the day, bringing a chance of rain and notably cooler temperatures.

Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s and in the upper 80s on Monday, forecasters say.

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Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

After an unexpectedly cloudy and cool day on Wednesday, Wichita will see more sunshine on Thursday.

Highs will be in the mid-90s, forecasters say, with southerly winds gusting to about 20 miles an hour. Lows will be in the mid-70s overnight, but southerly winds won’t ease. In fact, gusts will push into the mid-20s.

Friday will be hot, with highs topping 100, forecasters say. The heat index could approach 105 in the Wichita area.

Saturday could see another 100-degree day in Wichita, forecasters say.

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