Bel Air will hit 105 degrees on heat index: National Weather Service

BEL AIR, MD – The temperature may look like 105 degrees Sunday in Bel Air, according to the National Weather Service.

The actual high will be 94 degrees, according to the forecast, which shows the peak of the heat in Bel Air will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Due to the potential for heat-related illnesses, the National Weather Service placed much of the state, including Harford County, under a heat advisory on Sunday.

The advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. It predicts heat indices around 105 degrees, with the hottest areas along and east of Interstate 95.

The following jurisdictions are subject to the heat advisory: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George and St. Mary’s Counties and the City of Baltimore.

To avoid getting sick, people should postpone strenuous activities until early morning or evening; Drink water; and wear loose, light clothing. People working outdoors should take frequent breaks in the shade or in the air conditioning.

Below is the timeline for “feeling like” 105 degrees Sunday in Bel Air, according to the National Weather Service; it shows what forecasters call the Heat Index, which takes into account actual temperature and humidity.

Time Temperature Heat index
8am 79 degrees 79 degrees
9 am 82 degrees 87 degrees
10am 87 degrees 94 degrees
11 a.m. 89 degrees 97 degrees
12 p.m. 92 degrees 101 degrees
1 p.m. 93 degrees 103 degrees
2 p.m. 94 degrees 103 degrees
3 p.m. 94 degrees 105 degrees
4 p.m. 93 degrees 103 degrees
5 p.m. 91 degrees 101 degrees
6 p.m. 93 degrees 103 degrees
7 p.m. 90 degrees 99 degrees
8 p.m. 86 degrees 94 degrees
9 p.m. 84 degrees 91 degrees
10 p.m. 82 degrees 88 degrees
11 p.m. 81 degrees 86 degrees

After Sunday’s heat, the National Weather Service calls for temperatures to stay in the 90s on Monday and then, as the potential for rain increases, the heat is expected to break, with a high of 80 degrees on Tuesday.

Check out the latest Bel Air forecast from the National Weather Service and AccuWeather.