The National Weather Service is predicting “early season record heat” for Billings and most of Montana this week, as a strong high pressure in the Western U.S. is producing “record breaking heat and elevated fire weather threats,” according to the N.W.S.
A 33-year old record could be shattered later this week, with temperatures expected to be close to triple-digits in Yellowstone County on Thursday (6/3) and Friday (6/4), according to current forecasts from the National Weather Service office in Billings.
The record high temperature in Billings on June 3 is 92 degrees, and that was set back in 1988. The current forecast has the high temperature this Thursday, June 3 at 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Friday’s high temperature is expected to be 98 degrees, and the record high in Billings is 101 degrees, also set in 1988.
People sensitive to heat will not be used to the dramatic shift to mid summer weather. Attempts to cool off in area rivers and streams can be dangerous due to water
running high and cold. -National Weather Service
Here are some reminders from the National Weather Service to “Beat The Heat”:
Wear light-colored clothingDrink plenty of waterStay indoors when possibleDo not leave kids or pets