BALTIMORE (WJZ) — High vigor and humidity has settled for a heatwave lasting done the play successful the Baltimore region.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letita Dzirasa has extended the Code Red Extreme Heat alert done July 17.
“Excessive vigor is the starring weather-related slayer successful the United States. The effects of utmost vigor are exacerbated successful municipality areas, particularly erstwhile combined with precocious humidity and mediocre aerial quality,” said Dr. Dzirasa. “Extreme vigor is peculiarly unsafe for young children, older adults, and those with chronic aesculapian conditions. I promote each residents to instrumentality the indispensable steps to support themselves arsenic good arsenic their families, neighbors, and pets.”
Temperatures volition enactment successful the low- to mid-90s done the week, but the vigor scale volition amusement temperatures up to 105 degrees Friday, time 5 of the heatwave.
It already feels similar 99° and we person astatine slightest a fewer much hours of heating to do! A acold beforehand moves done Saturday with beardown to terrible storms up of it. #WJZ #MDWX #Baltimore pic.twitter.com/A1Igo7OMa6
— Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) July 16, 2021
Spotty thunderstorms visited for the archetypal 3 days of the week, but Marty Bass said the menace volition beryllium minimal Thursday and Friday. Stong to terrible storms are successful the forecast Saturday.
— Marty Bass WJZ (@MartyBassWJZ) July 15, 2021
It’s expected to chill down toward the weekend, but not excessively much. High 80s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday.
Anchor Tim Williams noticed that the precocious vigor coincides with Artscape, a notoriously blistery Baltimore creation festival.
#mdwx Shout retired to Tim Williams who has identified EXACTLY wherefore it is truthful blistery this week, and volition beryllium into the weekend. Normally this would beryllium the week starring up to, and the play of Artscape. You tin acceptable your upwind clocks by this. Yearly. Guaranteed. pic.twitter.com/kGoyAzxi9i
— Marty Bass WJZ (@MartyBassWJZ) July 14, 2021
The Health Department’s Division of Aging volition unfastened the pursuing locations arsenic cooling centers from Wednesday, July 14 until Friday, July 16:
- Harford Senior Center
- Hatton Senior Center
- Oliver Senior Center
- Sandtown Winchester Senior Center
- Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging
However, portion temperatures stay successful the precocious 90s, present are a fewer information tips from Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram:
The Maryland Department of Health also released a fewer tips connected however to debar immoderate heat-related illnesses.
During the Code Red Extreme Heat season, the city’s wellness section recommends:
- Drink plentifulness of water
- Avoid intoxicant and caffeine
- Reduce extracurricular activities
- Stay wrong during the hottest clip of time (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Seek alleviation from the vigor successful air-conditioned locations
- Check connected older, sick, oregon frail radical successful your assemblage who whitethorn request assistance successful the heat.
- Never permission children oregon pets unsocial successful closed vehicles, adjacent for abbreviated periods of time.
- Watch retired for signs of vigor exhaustion and heatstroke.
Remember to cheque connected household and friends who whitethorn person a hard clip coping with the precocious temperatures. Information connected cooling centers tin beryllium recovered here: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/coderedinfo.