Triple-digit forecast for heat, rain and storms in Wichita. here are the details

Wichita Eagle

Another 100-degree heat wave is expected Tuesday in Wichita with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

A second heat advisory was issued for Wichita on Tuesday, with a predicted high of 100. The advisory will run from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Wichita.

The advisory also covers parts of central, south-central and southeastern Kansas.

Adding to the heat is a low 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m., rising to 40% between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m., according to detailed forecasts.

During this time, residents could see nickel-sized hail, wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph and heavy rain.

Monday’s high reached the century mark, coming within a few degrees of the record for the hottest June 24, set in 1980 at 103 degrees, according to NWS records.

Monday’s temperature was unusually high for this time of year, when it usually hovers in the 90s, a Wichita meteorologist said.

“Normally the first time we hit 100 (degrees) is July 3,” NWS meteorologist Robb Lawson said. “Normally the last time we hit 100 is August 19.”

Lawson said these high heat times are based on historical NWS data going back to 1888.

Looking ahead, Wednesday and Thursday should be a bit cooler with a high of 91 for both. But on Friday, the expected maximum is 101.

Temperatures forecast for Saturday and Sunday are 91 and 87, respectively.

“The good news is it’s warm, but we’re not looking at a long stretch of 100-plus yet,” Lawson said.

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