Wichita weather: A bit cooler, but not much

Conditions will be slightly better in the Wichita area Wednesday than over the past two days, forecasters say.

Highs will only be in the mid-90s under sunny skies, with light northerly winds. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s under partly cloudy skies.

Thursday will have highs in the mid-90s, forecasters say, but southerly winds will gain strength during the day. Steady breezes will be in the teens with gusts reaching 25 miles an hour.

Friday will see a fresh surge of heat, with highs climbing near 100 again.

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Wichita weather: Hot and muggy

Wichita may just log its second 100-degree day of the year on Tuesday, but even if the high stays in the upper 90s it’ll still feel like triple digits.

The heat index is expected to climb several degrees above 100 in the Wichita area Tuesday, forecasters say, and central Kansas could see the heat index creep near 110.

Sunny skies and light south-southwesterly breezes will help push the temperature close to 100. Overnight lows will only drop to the mid-70s under mostly clear skies, but a front moving through the region will drop highs on Wednesday several degrees to the mid-90s.

It’ll still be muggy, though, with the heat index topping 100 again, forecasters say. More cool air will drop Thursday’s highs to the low 90s.

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Wichita weather: Hot and windy

Folks hungry for some summer weather will delight in the forecast for the next couple of days in the Wichita area.

Temperatures will climb near 100 Monday and Tuesday under sunny skies, forecasters say. South winds will be in the teens and gust above 20 miles an hour on Monday before easing a bit on Tuesday.

The heat index – a measure of what it feels like – will rise above 100 in the region both days, according to the National Weather Service.

Chances for showers arrive early Wednesday morning, forecasters say, along with cooler air. Highs on Wednesday are expected to only be in the low 90s.

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Wichita weather: Pleasant temperatures as clouds depart

Wichita can look forward to pleasant weather on Friday, forecasters say.

Temperatures will top out in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Skies will be mostly cloudy early before gradually clearing over the course of the day.

Temperatures will dip to the low 60s early Saturday morning before rebounding into the mid-80s under sunny skies on Saturday, forecasters say. Sunday will be a little warmer, with highs climbing near 90.

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Wichita weather: Showers continue

More rain is in the forecast for Wichita on Thursday, with perhaps a morning thunderstorm thrown in for good measure.

Highs will be in the upper 60s, forecasters say, with light easterly winds. Rain should end by evening, with skies beginning to clear. Overnight lows will only drop a few degrees to the low 60s.

Friday should be quite pleasant, forecasters say, with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s and light northerly winds.

The weekend will see the beginning of a warm-up, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s on Saturday and the low 90s on Sunday.

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Wichita weather: Showers and thunderstorms

A wet Wednesday looms for the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible, particularly along and southwest of a line from Russell to Wichita to Wellington, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs will be in the low 70s, with light southeasterly winds. Additional showers and thunderstorms are likely late into the evening and overnight, forecasters say, with lows settling into the low 60s.

More showers are likely on Thursday, with highs in the low 70s.

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A few raindrops for the Wichita area, but heavier rain fell out west

Showers only offered the Wichita area a few sprinkles Monday afternoon and evening, but western sectors of the state received some badly needed moisture.

The far western quarter of the state is still thirsty for precipitation, so the rains were most welcome. This map was generated by the National Weather Service.

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Cool night enters the record books

It felt more like late September than mid-July this morning in Wichita and elsewhere in Kansas. That chill was even felt in the record book.

Wichita’s low of 55 matched the record low for July 15, first set in 1990. Russell shattered its record low by 5 degrees when it reached 51 overnight. That broke the previous record of 56 in 1973.

More record lows are possible tonight, forecasters say.

Wichita weather: Delightful day

Days like this don’t come along often in July around the Sunflower State.

Sunshine, light north winds and highs in the upper 70s are expected Tuesday in the Wichita area, forecasters say. That’s at least 15 degrees below the normal high for this time of year.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms arrives overnight, when lows will settle in the low 60s. Better chances for rain come on Wednesday, forecasters say, when highs will only be in the low 70s. Rainfall could be heavy at times. Winds will stay in the single digits out of the south and southeast.

Rain could persist overnight in the region, with lows dipping to the upper 50s to low 60s. A slight chance of scattered showers will linger into Thursday as well, forecasters say.

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