More steamy days and muggy nights

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Meteorologist Mark Larson says the heat beat will continue through week's end and the humidity will stay high so expect more steamy afternoons and muggy nights for the next 5 to 6 days.

Wednesday will be very warm again with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Expect southerly winds of 10 to 15 mph under a sunny to partly cloudy sky. A few, isolated, heat of the day, showers or storms will be possible over southeastern Kansas but they'll quickly fade by sunset.

Thursday through Sunday will continue to be hot and humid with afternoon highs in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees. The humidity will also stay high, especially across central and eastern Kansas, where it'll feel like over 105 at times, so we'll need to guard against heat related stress and illnesses.

Showers and storms will be possible across western Kansas late Friday into Saturday morning but most of the state will stay dry.

A front will push into the Kansas from the northwest Sunday and bring scattered showers and storms to the west be that evening. The front looks like it will roll through our state Monday, spreading rain and storm chances farther east through the afternoon.

We'll see some moderation to the mercury behind the front Tuesday, but not a huge cool-down. Highs will 'fall' into the low to mid 90s Tuesday and next Wednesday.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Today: Sunny to partly cloudy. Wind: S 5-15. High: 97.

Tonight: Becoming mostly clear and warm. Wind: S/SE 5-10. Low: 75.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Wind: SE/S 5-15. High: 98.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 76.

Fri: High: 97 Partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 98 Low: 77 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 99 Low: 76 Partly cloudy.
Mon: High: 95 Low: 76 Partly cloudy, isolated p.m. storms.
Tue: High: 91 Low: 72 Mostly cloudy, isolated p.m. storms.
Wed: High: 89 Low: 69 Mostly to partly cloudy.