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Excessive Heat Warning issued for Nottingham area

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously-issued Heat Advisory to an Excessive Heat Warning for the Nottingham area.

The warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

Heat index values will be near 110 degrees today, then potentially 110 to 115 degrees Saturday and Sunday due to temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees and dewpoints in the lower to middle 70s.

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

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures will occur. The combination of extreme temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are expected.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. 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.

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