No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hottest year on record in the region so far.
What a beautiful day, weather-wise. Sunshine has filled the sky, combining with low humidity/dew points for a wonderful afternoon.
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 sky early Friday morning is clear to partly cloudy, and we’ve had a very warm night, with most lows in the mid and upper 70s. The official high temperature at BWI Thursday was 99, but the Inner Harbor (Maryland Science Center) was 103.
It was another hot one out there again today. The high actually creeped back up to the 90s, hitting 92 degrees. That trend will come to an end temporarily.
It may not be the triple digits today, but we still hit 90 degrees this afternoon. One huge difference, though, was that the dew points/humidity dropped considerably.
As temperatures climb into the 90s for the third straight day, the heat is taking a toll on some people’s health.
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