Hot and humid conditions are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s today and the Heat Index will be around 100 degrees. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible the closer you get to Washington, D.C. this afternoon, but the biggest concern for strong to severe storm with damaging winds remains south of DC.
Friday is expected to be similar to today, with temperatures again reaching the mid 90s and feeling like its 100 degrees. The weekend will bring even hotter temps, with actual highs in the upper 90s and the heat index nearing 105 degrees. The state of Maryland sent out the following message yesterday:
HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM EDTTHURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022 for large portions of Maryland. Heat index values expected to reach 105° F to 109° F. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned spaces if possible, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Never leave young children and pets unattended in vehicles.If you work outside schedule 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 if you or anyone around you experiences symptoms.
It’s hot, we get it, happens EVERY summer.