BILLINGS — Record hot afternoon temperatures are likely somewhere in the area Monday.
As a high pressure ridge builds with very dry conditions at the surface, temperatures are expected to soar to upper 90s and triple digits Monday afternoon. A few clouds could develop.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for much of Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming. Stay hydrated, limit time in the sun, watch out for kids and pets in hot vehicles, and wear light colored and loose-fitting clothes.
Ninety-nine degrees ties the Billings record for Aug. 17. Anything above 95 sets a daily record high for Livingston. Sheridan, Wyoming would have to top 100. Miles City will likely not break the Aug. 17, 1958 record of 104, but could be in the ballpark.
Mainly dry thunderstorms will try to push off the mountains west of Billings on Monday. As more moisture returns to the area through the week, the chance of thunderstorms will edge up and move farther to the east.
The week remains hot, but the overall trend does cool by a few degrees each day through Friday.
Monday… Mainly sunny and hot with a high of about 101. Light westerly wind.
Monday night… Partly cloudy with isolated evening storms that could produce gusty winds. A low around 67.
Tuesday… Mostly sunny and hot with a high near 97. Isolated afternoon and evening storms could produce gusty winds.