This time of year is when police start seeing pets trapped in hot cars–because what feels good to us, can be deadly to them. Between Maryland’s heat and humidity, cars quickly become death-traps for animals with no way out.
The heat and humidity experienced Tuesday across much of the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic states certainly isn’t unheard of during early-September.
It’s looking good, again. But Tuesday will have that Mid-Atlantic summer feel that has been rare this season. Hot, near 90, and humid.
High pressure will slowly drift east over the next 24+ hours and as it moves, we will be on the lookout for a few isolated thunderstorms through Tuesday (mainly north and west of the the metropolitan).
Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.
A Maryland man is charged with criminal child endangerment for leaving his toddler in a locked car in the sweltering heat. This latest case comes on the heels of a murder investigation involving a Georgia father whose child died in a hot car.
Some potentially powerful thunderstorms are rolling through the region. Not only could we see more storms, it ‘s another steamy summer day.
A New York City woman is charged with animal neglect after leaving her Yorkie in a car in Annapolis for about two hours. The dog, named Chloe, had to be euthanized due to heat exhaustion.
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Baltimore bakes amid the first heat wave of the season. The heat index climbed to 100 degrees Wednesday, and people struggled to keep cool.
Most of the state is under a Code Orange Air Quality Alert as we experience another day of hot, humid and hazy conditions.
As temperatures remain high in the region, the quality of air may become dangerous for the vulnerable population.