BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Extreme heat will continue in Maryland for the foreseeable future. Temperatures reached the mid 90’s on Wednesday, but heat index values were much higher.
A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert has been extended to Thursday, July 23.
A heat advisory went into effect Wednesday at 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. for Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Montgomery Counties as well as Baltimore City.
No surprise. A Heat Advisory is in effect from Noon through 8 PM. Expect Real feel temperatures between 105° and 109°. The daytime high will top out near 97°. Stay hydrated and limited outdoor activity as much as possible. Updates on #WJZ. pic.twitter.com/VaBgp7DKcQ
— Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) July 22, 2020
Much of Maryland saw severe thunderstorms move through Wednesday evening, leaving behind widespread damage and thousands without power.
More than 18,000 outages were reported at the peak of the storm. BGE said its crews served more than 1,300,000 customers.
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People should drink plenty of water and try to stay out of the heat as much as possible to stay safe and minimize risk of heat illnesses. Pets and children should not be left unaccompanied in any parked cars due to the high temperatures.