Baltimore Under Extreme Heat Alert Thursday As Temperatures Climb

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa issued an extreme heat alert for Aug. 4, the second such alert for the city this season.

The city previously declared its first extreme heat alert of the season last month, with the alert period ultimately lasting five days.

The health commissioner can declare an extreme heat alert when heat is “severe enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore residents.