Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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AWUS83 KICT 182151

Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
451 PM CDT THU AUG 18 2016

Mostly sunny skies and hot conditions have dominated the State this
afternoon.  High temperatures have been near normal ranging from the
mid 90s in Western Kansas to the upper 80s in Southeast Kansas.
Winds have been Southerly at 12 to 18 mph.  These winds have been
bringing in some more moisture into the area which has increased the
humidity.  Heat indices were a little higher today averaging in the
mid 90s across the state.

Tonight mostly clear skies will dominate with low temperatures
expected to be a little warmer than last night.  Overnight lows are
expected to range from the mid 60s in Western Kansas to near 70 in
Southeast Kansas.  Winds will be light and out of the South ranging
from 10 to 15 mph.

Friday, a strong cold front will be moving through Kansas.
Temperatures will be near normal across most of the State with highs
near 90.  Northwest Kansas will be the only area that will be a
little below normal as the frontal system will move into Northwest
Kansas Friday morning keeping high temperatures in the mid to upper
80s.  Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop early Friday
and move across the State through the day Friday.  Some of the
thunderstorms could be severe and produce very heavy rainfall.

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