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Heat Advisory, Air Quality Alert issued for Friday

UPDATE: The Heat Advisory has now been upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning.

Original story below…

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NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory as well as an Air Quality Alert for the Nottingham area on Friday.

Heat index values on Friday will be around 105 to 109 degrees.  On Saturday and Sunday, heat index values could be around 110 degrees with temperatures in the mid-90s to around 100 degrees and dewpoints in the mid-70s.

Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not
taken.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Those who must work or spend time outside should take extra precautions.  When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has also issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert Friday for the Baltimore metro area.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases, and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

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