A heat advisory and a slight chance of showers for Wichita

A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. for seven counties in south-central Kansas, including Sedgwick, Reno, Butler and Kingman counties.

There’s a slight chance for widely scattered thunderstorms after 4 p.m., too. The National Weather Service reports that isolated storms will fire up northeast of a line from Great Bend to Wichita to Coffeyville. The main threat from the stronger storms will be wind gusts of more than 50 miles an hour.

Outside of the storms, winds will be light, offering little relief from the heat. South breezes will be staying primarily in the single digits in the region today, forecasters say.