Western Montana will be challenged by extremely high temperatures starting on Tuesday, with the risk of heat exhaustion becoming a real concern throughout the week. Temperatures near 100 degrees will be common, and conditions will be very uncomfortable.

For instance, Kalispell has a weather forecast that includes: Tuesday's high of 96, Wednesday's high of 97, and another solid week after that remaining in the 90s. It's the sustained heat that is dangerous.

  • A HEAT ADVISORY IS  IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, JULY 13.
  • WHAT...Major risk of heat effects expected.
  • WHERE...Kootenai/Cabinet Region and Lower Clark Fork Region.
  • WHEN...From 1 PM Tuesday until midnight Saturday, July 13.
  • IMPACTS...This level of heat affects anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.
  • Impacts likely in some health systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Take extra precautions when outside.
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing.
  • Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Areas in danger also include the Missoula area and regions south of town. Missoula's forecast includes: Monday's high of 95, Tuesday's high of 99, Wednesday's high of 101, Thursday's high of 96, Friday's high of 97, etc..

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  • A HEAT ADVISORY IS  IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, JULY 13.
  • WHAT...Major risk of heat effects expected.
  • WHERE...Flathead/Mission Valleys.
  • WHEN...From 1 PM Tuesday to midnight Saturday, July 13.

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