Anne Arundel County issued a code red heat alert on Tuesday, as temperatures nudged into the 100s.
With heat indexes topping 100 degrees this week, Anne Arundel County officials issued an excessive heat warning and reopened cooling centers across the county. Residents are advised to stay indoors if possible, take cool baths and to drink plenty of fluids. The following cooling centers will be open from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the press release. North County West County East County South County
The weather forecast calls for oppressive conditions to remain in place for the next few days in Anne Arundel County.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m. Saturday)—In response to the weather forecast and the number of residents without power, the county's cooling centers will remain open until Monday morning. In addition to the cooling centers opened on Friday, Annapolis High School at 2700 Riva Rd. will be open Saturday until 7 p.m. The county's swim centers in Annapolis and Glen Burnie will also be open for the public to use the showers. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory effective on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 degrees, with heat index values near 105 degrees, are expected. There is a risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses for those without air-conditioning or for anyone spending an excess of…