A “Code Red” heat advisory is in effect in Baltimore from Wednesday through Saturday, and it could also be a stormy stretch — including on the Fourth of July.
Temperatures are forecast to peak around 90 degrees throughout that stretch. But steadily increasing humidity throughout the week is forecast to make it feel as much as 10 degrees hotter. Forecasters say it will feel like 100 degrees outside each afternoon.
For Independence Day on Thursday, the National Weather Service is forecasting an “active” weather pattern as a wave of low pressure meets a hot, moist and unstable air mass over the region. Meteorologists called it “a recipe for plenty of showers and thunderstorms.”
While rain is forecast to be intermittent, “the intervals of showers and t-storms will likely put a damper on outdoor activities and may result in some event cancellations or postponements,” they said.
Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa issued the Code Red advisory, warning that the heat could be particularly dangerous for young children, the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions.