The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, north-central, and northeastern Maryland including Baltimore (This includes all of Carroll County). Here are the details:
Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Cecil-
Southern Baltimore-Northwest Harford-Southeast Harford-Morgan- Berkeley-Jefferson- Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Elkton, Baltimore, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown
301 AM EDT Tue Jul 6 2021
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
* WHAT…Heat index values around 100 degrees west of the Catoctin Mountains and around 105 degrees east of the Catoctin Mountains.
* WHERE…The eastern panhandle of West Virginia, north-central, and northeastern Maryland including Baltimore.
* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Here is a look at the map for the areas under the heat advisory:
The Official Twitter Account for National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington posted the following this morning:
Hot and humid conditions today. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the eastern Panhandle of WV, north-central, and northeastern MD including Baltimore. The map attached shows the maximum heat indices for today. See ow.ly/AM5u50FpyAK for details about heat safety.
Here is a look at the weather forecast for today and the next couple of days in my neck of the woods:
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 101. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
I will keep an eye on the forecast for tomorrow as it look like that might be another “Heat Advisory” day for our area.
Stay hydrated and as cool as you can today.