Code Red heat advisory extended through Thursday, Baltimore City Health Department says
10:37 AM, Aug 30, 2018
10:44 AM, Aug 30, 2018
BALTIMORE - The Code Red Extreme Heat Alert issued for Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29, has been extended through Thursday, Aug. 30, the Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said.
With high temperatures and oppressive humidity, the heat index is expected to exceed 100 degrees both days. Code Red alerts are declared when the heat is expected to be severe enough to present a "substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore residents," Wen's statement said.