Wichita weather: Heat intensifies in region

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Friday evening as the summer heat wave intensifies in the Sunflower State.

The warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday. Heat indices of 105 to 110 degrees are expected during the afternoon and early evening hours across much of central and eastern Kansas through at least Thursday, the weather service warns.

Highs could reach 106 in Wichita today under sunny skies, matching Tuesday’s high. South winds will be steady in the teens, forecasters say, with gusts approaching 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will only dip to the upper 70s under clear skies, and Thursday’s high is projected to be 105.

Highs will remain above 100 through at least early next week, forecasters say.

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