Dangerous Heat Prompts Heat Advisory For Baltimore County
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — As temperatures tick up, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that takes effect on Thursday.
The heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.
Temperatures on the heat index — what it feels like due to the actual temperature and humidity — will be from 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, which advised the hottest area would be southern Maryland.
These areas are under the heat advisory:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore County (southern)
- Calvert County
- Cecil County
- Charles County
- Harford County (southeast)
- Prince George's County
- St. Mary's County
Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the hot temperatures and high humidity, officials said.
To avoid becoming ill, people should reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening; drink water; and wear loose, light-fitting clothing. People working outside should take frequent breaks in shade or air-conditioning.