The Four State is heading into the first heat wave of the season

Maryland

The Four State is heading into the first heat wave of the season with temperatures at or above 90 degrees up until Tuesday. 

Days like Sunday in Washington County, the rising temperatures can feel scorching. 

“I don’t like it, but I have to deal with it. God puts out the weather everyday so I don’t have control of that when I wake up but I appreciate it. I’m living,” said Daymon Clayborne.

Others like Hagerstown resident Jill Bulley enjoy the hot weather. “I think it’s beautiful out. I prefer hot weather to the cold and rainy,” she said. 

90 degree heat will stay in effect for the remainder of the next work week, but Steve Attia said he’s more concerned with the recent amount of rain in Hagerstown.

“I think the main thing this year is how much rain we’ve been getting. It’s not as hot as I’ve seen in the past,” said Attia.  

At the Downtown Square, Joshua Weisenburg beats the heat by finding some shade for an afternoon nap. 

“It feels great, able to be out, walk around. Get a little bit in the shade until the sun calms down a bit,” he said.  

With the summer feels, WDVM Meteorologist David Dickson said the humidity will be a big player for us not being able to stay cool. 

“The higher it is, the more humidity we’re going to feel and the harder it is going to feel to regulate your body temperature. That’s because the more moisture in the air, the harder it is for us to see that evaporation,” said Dickson.  

But there are ways to ease that by simply wearing light colors. In this blazing weather that can be unbearable, remember to check the backseat of your car for animals or children, and don’t forget to check on the elderly. 

“I’ll be going to the city park tonight for the concert in the park enjoying the weather and the music,” said Bulley.

Here are a list of cooling centers by area counties (it will continue to be updated).

Allegany County
301-759-5000
www.alleganyhealthdept.com

Carroll County
410-386-3600 (Citizen Services)
410-876-4900 (Health Department)

Frederick County
301-600-1029
301-600-4786 (Health situation info only)

Montgomery County
Call 311
www.Mc311.com

Washington County 
240-313-4394 (daytime) 
240-313-2910 (after hours) 
www.washhealth.org

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