Expect triple digit heat in the week ahead

Thank Tropical Storm Barry for the sunshine and comfortable weather conditions across Kansas today, as highs top out in the upper 80s to the mid 90s. The remnants of Barry will move out of Louisiana into Arkansas later today and Monday, with a plume of tropical moisture spreading northward from the Gulf of Mexico. The bulk of the moisture will remain to the east of the current forecast track, keeping Kansas sunny and dry.

Upper 80s and 90s may seem hot, however will feel relatively cool compared to temperatures by the end of this week. Triple digit heat will combine with high humidity starting on Wednesday producing heat indices between 103-108 degrees. Dangerous heat will continue Thursday into next weekend as triple digits are in the forecast through Saturday, with upper 90s possible (hopefully) by Sunday.

Dry weather will continue too, with only an isolated storm or two for extreme southeast and far northwest Kansas. The impending heat wave and dry spell are a result of building high pressure in the mid-levels of the atmosphere.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Today: Sunny to mostly sunny. Wind: SE 5-10. High: 90.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 69.

Monday: Sunny to mostly sunny. Wind: SE 5-10. High: 89.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 69.

Tue: High: 95 Mostly sunny
Wed: High: 99 Low: 75 Sunny, breezy
Thu: High: 100 Low: 78 Sunny, breezy
Fri: High: 100 Low: 78 Sunny, breezy
Sat: High: 100 Low: 77 Sunny
Sun: High: 98 Low: 78 Sunny