Summer heat returns to Kansas

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Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that temperatures will be heating up as we continue through the rest of the week. While it won't set any records, we do expect to get back above normal for Thursday and Friday.

Skies will be clear into the night and early Thursday morning. Low temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s with light winds. It will get a bit hotter Thursday afternoon with most areas getting back up around 90, but some low 90s are on track for western Kansas. The winds will be coming back from the south throughout the day.

A stray storm or two may clip western Kansas Thursday evening, but they are not expected to be around for very long.

Friday looks hot and dry with temperatures climbing into the mid 90s for southern Kansas. It won't be quite as hot in northwest Kansas where temperatures will reach the 80s. We are still on track to have storms over the weekend. The timing looks to be after 7 p.m. Saturday and then Sunday could be after 5 p.m. Some severe weather is possible with more heavy rains for the area too.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Becoming mostly clear. Wind: NW/SE 5-10. Low: 65.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, much warmer. Wind: SE/S 10-15. High: 89.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. Wind: S/NW 5-10. Low: 71.

Fri: High: 96 Mostly sunny, windy and HOT.
Sat: High: 91 Low: 73 Becoming mostly cloudy; scattered evening-overnight storms.
Sun: High: 86 Low: 73 Mostly cloudy; scattered PM/evening storms.
Mon: High: 85 Low: 68 Mostly cloudy; windy.
Tue: High: 90 Low: 70 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 93 Low: 70 Mostly sunny.