Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that a Weather Alert is in place for central and eastern Kansas into Saturday as dangerous heat rolls on for many areas. Afternoon heat indices will approach 105.
Overnight, skies will be mostly clear with any chance for rain fading quickly shortly after dark. Low temperatures will stay in the 60s and 70s for the start of the day Friday. Afternoon highs will rebound to the mid and upper 90s, but with high humidity, feels like temperatures will soar above 100. Scattered storms may develop across northwest and north central Kansas during the late afternoon, but almost all of them will be well below a severe threat.
Temperatures will stay hot into the weekend. A rogue shower or storm may develop in the heat of the day, but most of us will see hot and dry weather continue through the weekend.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clearing and muggy. Wind: S/SE 5-15. Low: 76.
Tomorrow: Sunny to partly cloudy. Wind: SE/S 10-15. High: 97.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds. Wind: S 5-15. Low: 76.
Sat: High: 96 Becoming partly cloudy.
Sun: High: 98 Low: 77 Partly cloudy, overnight storms.
Mon: High: 93 Low: 75 Mostly cloudy, evening storms.
Tue: High: 91 Low: 72 Mostly cloudy, scattered p.m. storms.
Wed: High: 93 Low: 70 Early clouds then partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 92 Low: 71 Partly cloudy.