Sweltering weather and evening thunderstorms are in the forecast for the third day in a row across the Baltimore region, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures could top 100 degrees Thursday, with a heat index that could reach up to 110, forecasters said. The index measures what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature.
The weather service issued a heat advisory for the Baltimore region for Wednesday and Thursday starting around noon and ending around 8 p.m. Baltimore City will also be under a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Friday at the direction of the city health commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa.
In addition to the heat, forecasts for the rest of the week also show potential for severe thunderstorms and flash flooding for these areas in the afternoon and evening.
Thunderstorms passed through much of the Baltimore region Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting a flurry of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings across the area. That pattern is expected to continue throughout the weekend. No major damage or rainfall amounts have yet to be reported this week.
“The heat and humidity will lead to an unstable atmosphere, so thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon and evening,” forecasters wrote.