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Maryland Weather: Dangerous heat Friday through the weekend

Maryland's heat wave gets hotter through weekend
Maryland's heat wave gets hotter through weekend 04:02

BALTIMORE -- The heat wave across most of Maryland continues. The next stretch will be the toughest Friday through the weekend.

Highs Thursday afternoon reached the lower to middle 90s across most of Maryland. Humidity levels continue to run at moderate levels, so the heat index has not been too extreme. 

The next stretch of the heat wave Friday through the weekend looks much more intense. The WJZ First Alert Weather Team has issued ALERT DAYS Friday through Sunday for dangerous heat and humidity. 

Look for another warm evening with temperatures mainly in the 80s. Overnight lows tonight will generally be in the upper 60s to lower 70s with a clear to partly cloudy sky.

Friday the heat wave intensifies with high temperatures reaching the middle 90s. Factor in a bit more humidity and the feels like temperature will be closing in on 100 degrees. Please make sure to take frequent breaks from being out in the sun, drink plenty of water, and dial back or postpone any intense activities. 

The weekend will feature the worst of this first heat wave of the season. Highs on Saturday will top out in the upper 90s. Sunday's high temperatures will get close to 100 degrees. Both afternoons will feature feels like temperatures near 105. If you're headed to AFRAM, please take advantage of shady spots, the water and cooling stations, and possibly reducing the amount of time you spend outdoors. 

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Sunday afternoon and early evening during the peak heat of the day.

Monday will be another day of tough heat with highs in the middle 90s. Isolated strong storms will once again be possible. 

Tuesday will not be as hot or as muggy with highs in the lower 90s.

Wednesday could be another First Alert Weather Day as highs climb to the upper 90s with moderate to high levels of humidity. Isolated strong storms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The heat wave finally breaks next Thursday with highs in the upper 80s and lower humidity. 

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