While temperatures moderate slightly, low 90s still expected this week

25 June 2024- While the heat advisories last week around the tristate don’t look to kick into full force this week, temperatures are going to continue to rise through the rest of the remaining workweek. Temperatures on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday could reach as high as the low 90s, according to News Talk 1037FM Staff Meteorologist Pat Pagano.

Around Hagerstown, there are established water station sites at:
đź’§ The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission
đź’§ Horizon Goodwill Industries
đź’§ Reach of Washington County

A complete guide of drop-in centers to escape the heat can be found at: www.reachofwc.org/resources-2.

When dealing with extreme heat, the Maryland Department of Health recommends;

  • When the heat index is high, stay indoors as much as possible.
  • Move to the lower floors of your building.
  • Schedule outdoor activities for cooler times of the day, before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water before starting any outdoor activity.
  • During outdoor activities, take frequent breaks and drink water or other fluids every 15 to 20 minutes, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • NEVER leave infants, pets, children, or the elderly inside a parked car.
  • Dress infants and children in cool, loose-fitting clothing and shade their face with a hat or umbrella.
  • Fans will not prevent a heat-related illness. Take a cool shower or bath or move to a room with air conditioning.
  • Check on adults you know that are at-risk for heat-related illness at least twice a day.
  • Constantly monitor children for signs of heat-related illnesses.
  • ​Apply sunscreen of SPF15 or higher at least 30 minutes prior to heading out. Continue to apply as the package directs. The most effective products are those that say “Broad Spectrum” or “UVA/UVB Protection” on their labels.
  • Wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to protect your eyes and face in the sun.
  • ​Reduce caffeine intake from beverages including coffee, tea, cola, and other heavily caffeinated beverages. Avoid drinking certain types of beverages: Alcoholic beverages and drinks that are high in sugar; Very cold drinks, as they can cause stomach cramps.
  • Avoid eating hot foods or heavy meals as they add heat to your body.

If you are suffering from a heat related illness, make sure to know which one it is!

You can always find your up-to-date weather on newstalk1037FM.com, or you can listen to Staff Meteorologist Pat Pagano directly below.