It was another record-breaking day in Wichita as the high temperature reached at least 107 degrees. This broke the previous record high of 105, which was set in 1980.
A slow-moving front is located across central and southwestern Kansas this evening. This front is touching off some scattered showers and storms. Large hail, high winds and heavy rainfall will be the threats from the stronger activity over the next few hours. Even Wichita may see a few storms tonight but the chance is less than in northern and western Kansas.
The front will be over southern Kansas by Friday afternoon. Look for more showers and storms, especially over the southern half of the state. Most of us will get a break from the triple digits, with highs generally in the 90s.
The break from the bake will be short-lived. We'll see more triple-digits again this weekend, lasting into the middle of next week for parts of the Sunflower State.
Wichita Area Forecast:
** Excessive Heat Warning until 8 p.m. **
Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy with widely scattered storms. Wind: S/SE 5-10. Low: 78.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with scattered late day storms. Wind: SE/E 5-10. High: 98.
Tomorrow night: Storms end then partly cloudy. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 75.
Sat: High: 100 Becoming mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 102 Low: 78 Sunny.
Mon: High: 103 Low: 79 Sunny.
Tue: High: 104 Low: 80 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 104 Low: 80 Mostly sunny then some nighttime storms.
Thu: High: 103 Low: 79 Mostly sunny, a few storms.