This week was forecast as a return to the 80s, but there ended up being a one-day reprieve before what looks like another extended return to the 90s.
The forecast doesn't approach 100 degrees like the deadly heat wave that ended Sunday. But it calls for a continued simmering of the region.
The National Weather Service is calling for highs in the low 90s through the weekend and into early next week, at least through Tuesday. Monday, with a high of 86 at BWI, is the only day so far this month not to break 90.
Baltimoreans may have gotten used to this sort of heat by now, though it is sure to be above-average. Last July, BWI set a record for most days at 90 or hotter, with 24 days out of the month. Two years ago, across all of 2010, BWI set a record for most days 90 or above with 59.
Assuming the forecast holds up, we are likely to push above average for July on Friday. BWI has has 10 days 90 or above so far this month, and 23 days so far this year, through Wednesday.
Nineteen deaths in Maryland have been confirmed as heat-related so far this year, all likely during the 12-day stretch of heat 90 or above that ended Sunday.