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.

Courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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.

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