Wichita weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms – some of them strong

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely in the Wichita area over the next couple of days, forecasters say, and some of them could be strong.

The strongest storms could produce dime-sized hail, downburst winds of 50 to 60 miles an hour and locally heavy rain.

Highs today could touch 90 under mostly cloudy skies in Wichita, forecasters say, with light south winds climbing into the low teens at times. Showers and thunderstorms are likely again Thursday night and Friday, with lows dipping to about 70 and highs peaking in the mid-80s.

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Wichita weather: One more hot day

The heat wave that has clamped down on much of Kansas over the past week has one last day left in it before a cool front arrives to break its grip.

Highs today should reach the upper 90s in Wichita under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say. South winds in the teens will gust to more than 20 miles an hour.

A chance of showers arrives after midnight, with lows only dropping to the low to mid-70s. Thursday offers a good chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters say, with highs near 90. Southerly winds will be pretty light, occasionally pushing into double digits.

Rain is likely again on Friday, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-80s.

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Wichita weather: Another hot day in the area

And the heat goes on.

Wichita can expect another sizzler of a day Tuesday, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 90s. Sunny skies and light east-southeasterly winds are on tap as well.

Overnight lows will be in the low 70s as a few clouds move through, and Wednesday figures to be another hot day. Highs will reach the mid-90s, forecasters say, with south winds turning gusty late in the day. Gusts could reach 25 miles an hour.

A chance of showers arrives late in the evening, with overnight lows again in the low 70s.

Chances for showers will persist into Friday, forecasters say, with cooler air moving into the area late in the week. Highs will be in the low 90s on Thursday and the mid- to upper 80s on Friday.

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Wichita weather: Another 100 on the way?

The heat wave appears quite happy to hang around Wichita and much of the Sunflower State for another few days, forecasters say.

The temperature could reach 100 again on Monday in Wichita, which would be the fourth straight century mark for the city. Light south winds may occasionally push into double digits.

Overnight lows will settle into the mid-70s, forecasters say, with a few clouds and south-southeasterly winds remaining light. Tuesday will flirt with 100 as well, with sunny skies and light south winds.

Chances for rain – and notably cooler temperatures – arrive on Wednesday in the Wichita area.

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Wichita hits 100 for the first time this August

Wichita hit 100 on Friday.

Well, actually, the high was 102.

That may seem like no big deal. It is August, after all.

But it’s a big deal for this August, which hasn’t logged a single 100-degree day all month with little more than a week to go.

Friday’s 102 is only the fourth triple-digit day of the year for Wichita, which averages more than a dozen a year. Another 100-degree day is possible Saturday, forecasters say.

But cooler temperatures aren’t far off: forecasts are calling for highs in the mid-80s by later next week.

Wichita weather: Sunny, breezy and hot

The work week ends on a hot note in the Wichita area, forecasters say, with temperatures climbing near 100 again on a breezy and sunny day.

South winds will be in the teens, with gusts nearing 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will settle in the mid-70s, with south winds easing only slightly.

The weekend will remain hot, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-90s and lows in the mid-70s. A slight chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives late Saturday night.

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Wichita weather: And the heat goes on…..

Another day in the upper 90s looms for Wichita on Thursday, forecasters say.

Sunshine and breezy winds are part of the mix, too, with south-southwesterly winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour. Steady winds will be in the teens.

Overnight lows won’t drop much below 80, with winds easing only slightly.

Friday will be another sizzler, forecasters say, with highs again in the upper 90s. Southerly winds will be in the teens, gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

The weekend will be see the heat wave ease, forecasters say, with highs Saturday in the upper 90s again but only in the mid-90s by Sunday.

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Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

Wichita returns to the broiler on Wednesday, with highs near 100 and breezy conditions under sunny skies.

Those winds will be out of the south-southwest, forecasters say, and steady breezes in the teens increasing to the 20s later in the day and gusting at more than 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will be in the mid-70s, forecasters say, with south winds remaining robust. Gusts will still approach 30 miles an hour.

Thursday will also be sunny and hot, forecasters say, with highs near 100 and southerly winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. The heat will persist into the weekend, with highs in the upper 90s through Saturday.

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Wichita weather: Early morning showers possible, then mid-day heat

Another round of overnight showers is possible for the Wichita area Tuesday before the day delivers some summertime sizzle, forecasters say.

Highs will climb near 100 under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds gusting to more than 20 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will only dip to the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies, with south winds easing to single digits.

Wednesday should be hot and breezy, forecasters say, with highs again near 100 under sunny skies and south-southwest winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

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Wichita weather: A week that will feel like summer

August hasn’t been itself lately, but that changes this week.

Highs in the Wichita area will be in the upper 90s throughout the work week, forecasters say, with slight chances for rain scattered through the forecast.

Skies will generally be sunny through the period, with south-southwesterly winds in the teens and gusting at times above 20 miles an hour.

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