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Forecast through Monday calls for region's most intense heat wave in years

What could be the region's longest heat wave in years is forecast to broil Baltimore through the weekend, possibly peaking Monday with the first triple-digit temperatures since 2012.

Highs are forecast in the mid- to upper 90s Saturday and Sunday as what meteorologists are calling a "heat dome" of high pressure settles over the eastern United States.

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'Code Orange' air pollution alert issued as heat wave begins

Air pollution is expected to reach unhealthy levels Friday as a heat wave sets in, forecast to last into early next week.

A "Code Orange" alert is in effect, indicating pollution concentrations that could make breathing more difficult for people with heart or lung conditions, the elderly and children.

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Obama urges eastern U.S. to prepare for dangerous weekend heat

The heat index could surpass 105 degrees across much of the eastern United States this weekend, and President Obama was among those urging residents to be prepared.

Highs are forecast in the upper 90s both Saturday and Sunday in Baltimore, in the middle of what is expected to be a four-day stretch of 90-degree heat.

That would be one of the region's longest and most intense heat waves in years.

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Severe storm warning issued as Baltimore marks four years without triple-digit temps

On the four-year anniversary of the last time Baltimore temperatures hit the triple digits, it felt almost that hot around the region Monday.

The heat could fuel thunderstorms during the Monday evening rush hour. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across Central Maryland until 8 p.m.

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BWI hits 96 degrees Thursday, tying hottest reading of the summer

Baltimore officially hit 96 degrees Thursday afternoon, tying a mark for the hottest day of the summer so far.

That temperature was reported at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record, at 3:33 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

It was hotter at the Inner Harbor -- 98 degrees at 3:43 p.m.

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Heat index could reach 105 degrees Thursday

Thursday is forecast to be the hottest day of the summer so far in Baltimore, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s and humidity making it feel as hot as 105 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory until 8 p.m. for areas along and east of Interstate 95.

Meteorologists and health officials warned residents to be wary of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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