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Baltimore declares Code Red heat advisory for Artscape weekend

Baltimore declares Code Red heat advisory for Artscape weekend

With Baltimore gearing up to host the nation’s largest free arts festival, the city health department is urging people to stay safe when they’re out in the heat.

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Red heat advisory that goes into effect today and will hold through the weekend.

Temperatures in the high 90s are forecasted for the next few days, and with humidity factored in, the National Weather Service predicts the heat index could hit 106 degrees Friday.

“Heat is a silent killer and a public health threat, particularly for the young, the elderly and those in our city who are the most vulnerable,” Wen said in a statement.

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