Western’s Weather Wrap: Less Storms, More Heat

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Multiple rounds of severe weather impacted central and eastern Kansas yesterday, producing large hail around Great Bend and damaging winds around Chautauqua earlier in the day, then a line of storms in the evening produced more hail and wind around the Wichita Metro, but most notably a couple of tornadoes, with extensive damage in the town of Eureka, where cleanup will be taking place today.

Thankfully, all of the severe weather is gone this morning, but unfortunately extreme heat will then be taking over for the rest of the week. Highs today will top off in the upper 90s and low 100s with lots of sunshine, breezy winds, and very humid conditions.

Because of the humidity, our heat index will actually be up around 105-109°, making for some sweltering conditions for the remainder of the work week.

Because of this heat and humidity, a *Heat Advisory* is in place across the eastern half of the state, including Wichita, for today and again tomorrow. This is dangerous heat, so please make sure you’re staying hydrated, taking frequent breaks indoors, and giving your pets a cool place to stay.

Our next small storm chance with a slight break from the extreme heat won’t arrive until Saturday into Sunday, so get ready for a sweltering next few days…

~Katie the Weather Lady

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