Once again we deal with the oppressive heat and humidity across Central Maryland. Unfortunately it comes at one of the worst times as many students head back to school. For that reason 10 schools in Baltimore Co. have closed due to the excessive heat and lack of air conditioning to keep students cool. More in the article on the school closings below: (List Of Closings)
It will be another day with highs in the low to mid 90s and feel like temperatures well above 100 degrees making it truly steamy for school students. Heat Advisories have been put in place across much of Central Maryland including Baltimore/Annapolis where feel like temperatures could easily topple 105 degrees.
The static ridge of high pressure just won't budge although there are some big time changes ahead for the weekend. We go from Summer the next few days right into Fall. Temperatures could take a 20+ degrees nose dive starting Friday into Saturday as a powerful cold front drives into the area. Highs Friday will be near 90 before the front passes with heavy showers and storms.
Saturday those showers remain with high temperatures struggling to make 70 degrees for some. Once again it will be a weekend that will not be a washout especially since Ravens Football kicks off Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. Just be aware that "When Thunder Roars, Move Indoors" and stay hydrated with hot conditions ahead.
If your working outside take plenty of breaks and drink plenty of water. Avoid strenuous activity during peak heating hours and don't forget to check on those elderly friends and neighbors. Most of all any activity outside this time of year requires sunblock or sun protection from some sort of clothing.