The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Prince George’s County from noon-8 p.m. Thursday.
Temperatures are expected to reach into the upper 90s to low 100s, with heat index values ranging from 105 degrees to 109 degrees.
According to the weather service, a heat advisory indicates an increased chance of heat-related illness due to a combination of high temperatures and high humidity. Individuals are advised to stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces when possible, drink plenty of fluids, and to check on elderly neighbors and family members who are especially susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
The Maryland National Capital Area Park and Planning Commission has opened several cooling centers to help residents stay out of the heat.
The Camp Springs Senior Activity Center will be open for seniors only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rollingcrest-Chillum, Suitland, Oakcrest and Palmer Park Community Centers, and the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex will be open for all ages from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.