BALTIMORE - It is rather hard to believe Monday's cool and damp feel with give way to near 100 degree heat in less than 72 hours! The latest forecast models we use here at the super studios of ABC 2 News continue to paint a very hot, sticky, and dangerous picture for the middle of the week. Already, the National Weather Service forecast office to our north has issued Excessive Heat Watches highlighting the potential of dangerous heat over the next few days.
Tuesday will be the transition day to warmer and more humid conditions. As the winds switch out of the south west, the heat and humidity will advance north allowing for the comfort level of the air to rapidly deteriorate.
The forecast right now shows 97 on Wednesday and 99 for Thursday however, that is only half the story. The humidity in place both days will kick the "Real Feel Temperature" (heat index) to 105 degrees!
I do anticipate a Code RED alert to be activated given the potential for dangerous heat over the next couple of days.
The threat for brand new records is also possible for Wednesday and Thursday. At BWI the record stands at 100 degrees for Wednesday, set back in 1931 and 100 for Thursday which was achieved in 1923.
This means we could either tie or break 90 year standing records! In case you were wondering, our normal day time high should be in the low 80s.
The all-time record high temperature for the month of June is 105 set in 1934!
Here are just a few cooling centers to keep in mind for Wednesday and Thursday.
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