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The worst heat threat awaits Maryland today

The worst heat threat awaits Maryland today

BALTIMORE – Today is the third day of the WJZ First Alert weather warning for dangerous heat, and we’ll likely feel it the worst as humidity rises to its highest levels of the week.

Temperatures will feel between 38 and 42 degrees throughout the region, with temperatures approaching 43 degrees in some areas.

Some of you, including Baltimore City and Southern Baltimore County, are under a heat advisory today where it could feel as hot as 110°F. In areas under a heat advisory, it could be as hot as 108°F. In any case, take heat-related precautions if you must be outside. Drink plenty of fluids and take plenty of breaks in the air conditioning.

There may be some showers and thunderstorms later in the day and tonight as the tail end of Beryl’s remnants moves through the region and a cold front moves in from the west. An isolated storm could be severe. The main danger is damaging winds and heavy downpours, and we can’t rule out the possibility of a tornado.

The front will bring a pleasant drop in humidity on Thursday and maximum temperatures between 35 and 35 degrees. The dew point will drop to 10 degrees, making the heat more bearable.

The front will move north again on Friday as a low pressure system moves along it. This will bring widespread clouds and a good chance of showers and thunderstorms across the region, possibly the best rain chance in weeks. By Friday night, some areas could get nearly an inch of rain.

Due to cloud cover and rain showers, temperatures will remain low on Friday, with some areas failing to exceed the 25-degree mark and most areas reaching the 27-degree mark. The rain should move out in time for the weekend, and Saturday will see a mix of clouds and sunshine, and highs will be in the 35-39s. Most importantly, humidity will be low.

The heat will return with a vengeance on Sunday, with highs again in the 35-40s. Dew points should stay between 18-20 degrees, so the heat index will be around 38 degrees or less. The heat will continue on Monday, with highs around 38 degrees. It will stay hot until Tuesday, with highs around 35 degrees.