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Heat Advisory issued for Baltimore area as heat index to exceed 105 degrees

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UPDATE: A Code Orange Air Quality Alert has also been issued for Wednesday.

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BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Baltimore area.

The advisory will be in effect from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Forecasters say heat index values of up to 107 degrees are expected.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

Residents are urged 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.

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.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Dial 9-1-1.

NWS Heat Illness Stroke Safety

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