Meteorologist Jake Dunne says Monday is shaping up to be one of the hottest days of the summer as temperatures approach or exceed the century mark. When you factor in the humidity, it may feel like 110 degrees.
A cold front slicing through the state will produce a line of showers and storms later today into tonight followed cooler and less humid conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday. While widespread severe weather is not expected, one or two storms may produce large hail and/or damaging gusts better than 60 mph, especially along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike.
The remainder of the work week looks uneventful as high pressure moves into the area. Clear and mild nights will turn into mainly sunny and hot days, though temperatures will be close to normal for middle August.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny, hot, and humid. Slight chance of storms. Wind: S/SW 10-15. High: 98 (heat index: 108).
Tonight: Scattered showers and storms. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 71.
Tomorrow: A chance of showers early, otherwise mostly sunny. Wind: N 5-10. High: 89.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and cooler. Low: 67.
Wed: High: 88 Low: 68. Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 92 Low: 70. Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 94 Low: 72. Mostly sunny, breezy.
Sat: High: 95 Low: 73. Partly cloudy, breezy.
Sun: High: 93 Low: 70. Partly cloudy, slight chance of storms.