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The heat is on.

The National Weather Service has extended its excessive heat warning through tomorrow night.

Highs are expected to hit above 90 degrees with overnight temperatures registering in the mid 70’s.

The heat index in Delaware would reach as high at 108.

There have been a number of heat waves in the First State this year.

Residents are advised to be cautious and stay inside where it is cool.

Those who do have to work outside should take frequent breaks and seek shade when possible.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The levels of dissolved oxygen within the Chesapeake Bay plummeted in July after a promising start to the summer.

The Baltimore Sun reports that state environmental officials are blaming a recent heat wave for the decline since warm water holds less oxygen than cold water.

The Department of Natural Resources wrote in a statement that a lack of winds also prevented surface oxygen from mixing with bottom waters to increase the oxygen levels.

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A heat wave has hit Delmarva with many trying to stay cool. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush found many had not choice but to brave the heat with a homeless man and a mechanic who was out looking for work without a car to keep him cool.

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With the temperatures heading up towards the 100 mark Worcester County has opened cooling centers for those trying to escape the heat.

The Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill will be open along with the five county libraries.

The Center will be open through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In addition, for those over the age of 55 can get relief at the Worcester County Senior Centers in Ocean City, Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City.

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Delmarvans should brace themselves for another heatwave.

Thursday and Friday should see temperatures in the mid-90’s with some above one hundred.

And the temperatures at night may only dip into the 80’s.

Officials are urging residents to take precautions especially those who are elderly or in poor health.

They should also drinking lots of water to keep hydrated and should stay indoors.

In addition, residents are warned not to keep pets outside.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delmarva Power says it is anticipating increased demand for electricity throughout the area Friday as hot weather continues to scorch the mid-Atlantic region.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Friday that includes northern Delaware, with temperatures near 95 degrees and a heat index of up to 101 degrees.

Delmarva Power says the region's power supply should be sufficient to meet high demand, but that customers can help conserve energy and save money through incentive programs during the period from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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A heat wave is spreading across Delmarva with hot air that is expected to bring the temperatures up into the 90’s.

The heat index values are expected to reach over a hundred over the next three days.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that so far the emergency services in Salisbury have not gotten any heat-related calls.

But residents are urged to take precautions with Code Orange warnings.

Among the recommendations are to keep inside a cool place and drink lots of liquids, particularly water.

A Hot Week for Delmarva

Aug 18, 2015
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Delmarva is facing yet another heat wave.

The temperatures are expected to reach the 80’s but with a high pressure area it will feel much more like the 90’s.

In addition, the National Weather Service told the Wilmington News Journal that there will be some warm humid air coming up from the south.

The temperatures in Salisbury will remain high while Ocean City and along the Delmarva coast it will seem a bit cooler with the Atlantic Ocean air.

By Friday night expect a cold front to move in bringing temperatures down to the low 80’s.

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It’s hot out there with the heat index rising above 100 degrees.

And Delmarva has begun to open up some cooling stations for those trying to seek relief.

In Wicomico County there is the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center that will be open today and tomorrow up until 8 p.m., although no pets are allowed and those seeking shelter must provide their own food and medications.

The MAC Senior Center will also be open for those over 50 with extended hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Shore Transit will provide transportation for those who need it.

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With temperatures still reaching into the 90’s Somerset County has opened up some cooling stations.

The Princess Anne Library and the Crisfield Library will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The Somerset Senior Services Center will be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And the Woodrow Wilson Community Center will also be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.      

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