Forecast: No relief in sight from Kansas heat

By: AP/13 News
By: AP/13 News

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Forecasters see no relief in sight anytime soon from the scorching Kansas heat wave that has plunged the state into triple-digit temperatures.

Meteorologist Chris Jakub of the National Weather Service in Wichita said Thursday that the forecast is for temperatures mostly above 100 until Wednesday. And it could continue beyond that.

An upper level high pressure zone sitting over the Central Plains refuses to break down or move out of the area.

Temperatures are expected to reach 106 in Wichita on Thursday, and go even higher in parts of central Kansas where the thermometer could reach near 110.

The heat is brutal in Hill City, which has recorded the hottest temperature in the nation for the past five days. Highs reached 115 Wednesday in Hill City.


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