Issue Date: 203 AM EDT Fri May 20 2022
...EARLY SEASON HEAT TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY...
Temperatures will rise into the 90s today, Saturday, and Sunday
for the first time since last Autumn in many places. Today will
be the first 90 degree day in the Baltimore and Washington
Metropolitan Areas since last September. Saturday is forecast to
be the hottest day of the weekend, with many locations reaching
the mid-90s and heat indices approaching 100.
The abrupt beginning of hot temperatures early in the season after
a relatively cool spring brings an increased risk of heat
illnesses unless proper precautions are taken for those working
or recreating outdoors.
Since many outdoor events are planned this weekend in the region,
be aware of the heat, and take extra precautions if you work or
spend time outside this weekend. Reschedule strenuous activities
to early morning or evening. Plan to wear lightweight and loose
fitting clothing, and seek shade from the sun. Schedule frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments and stay
hydrated with non-alcoholic beverages.