Baltimore, MD - Exactly one week following record heat, Baltimore once again faces another string of 90 degree days with humidity.
A strong heat pump (ridge of high pressure) situated over the mid west is expected to expand east going into the upcoming weekend.
Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus degree days and low humidity creating an ideal formula for devastating wildfires which span across the entire state. For the fourth straight day, Denver surpassed 100 degrees reaching a new record high Monday at 105°. Numerous states along the eastern slopes of the Rockies also topped 100 degrees, causing an outbreak of massive wildfires burning thousands of acres across the Rockies.
Currently, 17 states in the US are under some sort of a heat alert as temperatures will continue to straddle the century mark.
The heat out west is expected to reach Maryland by Friday, lasting through early next week. One forecast model we use at ABC 2 shows the temperature reaching upper 90s (nearing 100) by the weekend with heat indices crossing the 105 degree mark.
ONE MODEL WE USE TO PREDICT TEMPERATURES IS THE GFS MODEL.
This model shows upper 90s as early as Friday with heat indices climbing into the 100s. HI = Heat Index.
FRI : 98° HI: 109° SAT: 97° HI: 104° SUN: 98° HI 106° MON: 93° HI 97° TUE: 90° HI 94°
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