NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory and an Excessive Heat Watch for the Baltimore metro area.
The Heat Advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, when heat index values will range from around 100 degrees west of I-95 to around 105 degrees near and east of Interstate 95.
The Excessive Heat Watch will be in effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening, when heat index values will range from around 105 degrees west of I-95 to around 110 degrees near and east of Interstate 95.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Residents are urged to monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.