Hot, dry weather is expected in the Coachella Valley today and Saturday, with temperatures running 15 to 20 degrees higher than average in some valley areas, National Weather Service forecasters said.
The mercury is expected to reach 92 in the mountains below 6,000 feet,
103 in San Bernardino and Palm Springs, 104 in Riverside, and up to 106 degrees in the desert, according to the NWS.
But with humidity levels relatively low, the heat index that gauges how
hot it really feels will not reach critical values, according to the NWS, and
overnight temperatures should drop back into the high 60s and 70s.
The NWS advised those planning to be outdoors to stay hydrated and avoid
strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day.
"Cooling will begin on Sunday and continue through early next week as
high pressure aloft weakens and onshore flow increases,'' according to an NWS