Heat Index Could Reach 107 Degrees Today (Sunday, 7/24/22)

by MCS Staff

There is a Heat Advisory in effect this from 11am Sunday morning until 8p on Sunday night as temperatures approach 100 degrees and heat index values between 100 and 107 degrees. Temperatures will get into the 80s before 11am will be in upper 90s this afternoon. The National Weather Service advises to stay cool and hydrated and remember to take plenty of breaks throughout the day today when doing outdoor activities. Monday will also bring temperatures in the 90s along with the change of heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon before the heat lets up on Tuesday.

Per the National Weather Service:

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 107 expected, with the highest values along and east of I-95.

* WHERE…Portions of central, northeast, and southern Maryland, The District of Columbia and central and northern Virginia.

* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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! Call 9 1 1.


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