RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Record temperatures were recorded in parts of
Riverside County, the National Weather Service reported today.
The low temperature in Riverside on Sunday was 64, the highest minimum
temperature since it was 63 in 2019. The low temperature on Sunday was 58
in Idyllwild and tied for the minimum high temperature set in 2013.
An excessive heat warning ended Sunday for parts of the Inland Empire,
where temperatures in the neighborhood of 110 degrees were recorded in the
Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning.
The excessive heat warning took effect at 10 a.m. Thursday and was in
effect until 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
On noon Sunday, the temperature was 85 degrees in Corona, 89 degrees
in Riverside, 105 degrees in Thermal and 107 degrees in Palm Springs, according
to the NWS.
Overnight lows in many areas fell into the 80s, forecasters said.
Meteorologists said clear skies and light winds will accompany the
soaring mercury, with little relief until early this week, when a trough of low
pressure is slated to slide into the region.
Forecast models indicated that the Temecula Valley will benefit from
coastal marine layers most of the week, with highs remaining at or just below
90 and lows around 60 going into next weekend.
As usual during heat waves, forecasters urged residents to drink
plenty of fluids, seek out air conditioned spaces and check on vulnerable
relatives and neighbors.
People were also urged to keep their animals out of the sun, make sure
they access to clean drinking water and never leave pets in an unattended
A list of cooling centers in Riverside County can be found at
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