Baltimoreans should get ready for a hot start to the week, National Weather Service forecasters warn.
Sunday’s high is 91 degrees in the city, Monday’s is 93, Tuesday’s is 95 and Wednesday’s is 94. At times, it may feel more like 100 degrees. Later in the week, temperatures are likely to cool down a bit, with highs in the 80s.
But the temperatures early this week, especially on Tuesday, could compel officials to issue a heat advisory, according to an NWS forecast. That occurs after the heat index hits 105 degrees, or when nighttime low temperatures are above 80 degrees for two days in a row.
Storms are possible at various points this week, forecasters say, starting Sunday, when there’s a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. The same is true for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, there’s a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Thursday, it rises to 80%.
As rainy conditions continue into the weekend, temperatures are likely to dip into the low-to-mid 80s, according to the National Weather Service.
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