Excessive heat warning for Wichita area until Wednesday night

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued an excessive heat warning for 12 counties in southern and southeast Kansas until 7 p.m. Wednesday, including most of the Wichita metropolitan area.

“The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create dangerous conditions where heat illnesses are likely,” the weather service’s warning statement reads.

Heat indices of 105 to 108 are expected each of the next few days, forecasters say, with conditions worst at about 4 p.m.