Montana Heat Wave: Record-breaking highs hit parts of the state

Heat advisories and red flag warnings are in effect across Montana, with triple-digit temperatures hitting the state Friday and Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, record to near-record highs are expected over the North Central Montana plains, with highs between 95° to 105°.

110° temperatures are possible Friday and Saturday in some areas on the Hi-Line and in the Missouri River Valley.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke is possible if the right precautions aren't taken.

Temperatures in parked cars can be deadly in just minutes during heat waves like this.

A mix of wet and dry thunderstorms are also bringing high fire danger to the region.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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