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 time outdoors is especially high. Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, avoid the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors who may be at high risk for heat-related illnesses.
The following cooling centers will be open at the specified times from Friday through Monday:
- Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Ln., Brooklyn Park—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday only
- Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday only
- AACO Police Northern District Community Meeting Room, 939 Hammonds Ln., Glen Burnie—7 a.m. to 7 a.m. (24 hours) Friday through Monday
- O’Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday only
- AACO Police Western District Community Meeting Room, 8273 Telegraph Rd., Odenton—7 a.m to 7 a.m. (24 hours) Friday through Monday
- Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday only
- AACO Police Eastern District Community Meeting Room, 3700 Mountain Rd., Pasadena—7 a.m. to 7 a.m. (24 hours) Friday through Monday
- Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday only
- South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Ln., Edgewater—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday only
- AACO Police Southern District Community Meeting Room, 35 Stepneys Ln., Edgewater—7 a.m. to 7 a.m. (24 hours) Friday through Monday
- Annapolis High School at 2700 Riva Rd. will be open Saturday until 7 p.m.
Broadneck Patch Editor D. Frank Smith and Patch contributor Jenni Pompi contributed to this report.