Six days of scorching weather and an end is in sight. But it’s still hot. People around Baltimore describe how they’re dealing with the heat as they anticipate those cooler temps.
A woman suffering from heat exhaustion on a sailboat near Annapolis has been taken to the hospital.
The heat wave we’ve been dealing with this week will last for a few more days, although we’re going to see some thunderstorm activity begin to creep into the picture, too.
Worcester County has canceled a burn ban that has been in effect since the first week in July.
While heat waves like the one we’re currently sweltering in have impacts on land, it’s also being felt on the water.
The heat, combined with a lack of rain, is causing serious problems for some Maryland growers.
The heat has arrived, once again. We started our next heat wave today. Our high hit 95 degrees at BWI-Marshall this afternoon. We will only drop to the mid 70s overnight before going right back up to the mid 90s again tomorrow.
The record heat created major problems on local roads.
The heat wave that hit the Mid-Atlantic is showing some signs of letting up with relatively cooler temperatures this week. But the region is still seeing the cumulative effects of the extreme heat. Thirteen people have now died of heat-related illnesses during this stretch of brutally hot days, many of them in Baltimore City.
The Maryland health department is reporting that the death toll in this heat wave now stands at 13.
The heat that blanketed much of the U.S. began to ease up from unbearable to merely very hot Sunday as temperatures from the Midwest to the East Coast dropped from highs above 100 degrees down to the 90s.
Thousands of residents in the mid-Atlantic region still remain without power more than a week after deadly summer storms struck the area.