The temperatures for Billings and the surrounding area are still hot but thankfully not as hot as last week.
According to the National Weather Service in Billings, forecasts for July 20 – 24 are expected to remain relatively hot and dry. Temperatures are supposed to be in the low to mid-90s for Wednesday through Friday and the high 80s on Saturday. The chance of storms is possible on Saturday and Sunday.
What to do to stay safe and avoid heat-related illnesses:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
- Dress in airy clothing with lighter colors
- If you are working outside, take plenty of breaks
- Find shaded areas or an area with air conditioning to cool off
Check in on friends and loved ones more vulnerable to heat-related illness, like pregnant women, senior citizens, those with chronic illnesses, and young infants and children.
As of July 12, 2022, ten pediatric heat stroke deaths have occurred in the U.S. so far and can happen in a matter of ten minutes. A total of 917 pediatric heat stroke deaths nationwide have occurred in the last 24 years, with three that have happened in Montana. Never leave a person, child, or animal in a hot car, no matter how fast you think you will be.