Heat Index To Reach 105 Wednesday in Anne Arundel County
Heat illnesses are possible due to the combination of high temperatures and humidity.
UPDATE (3 p.m.)—The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory Wednesday for Anne Arundel County and much of the region, in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The heat index is forecast to hit 105 degrees, and highs are expected to be in the upper 90s and near 100 degrees in cities.
Heat illnesses are possible due to the combination of high temperatures and humidity, the NWS cautions.
The service warns to never leave small children or pets unattended in vehicles, as temperatures inside can rapidly climb as high as 130 degrees.
The forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions in Anne Arundel County with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 to 35 percent.
NWS Recommendations During a Heat Advisory
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay in an air-conditioned room.
- Stay out of the sun.
- Check in on relatives and neighbors.
- 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.
- Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
- Heat stroke is an emergency call 911.
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
For more information, consult the National Weather Service's website.