RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Dangerously hot conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning for the Coachella Valley and parts of Riverside County Thursday.
The excessive heat warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella and Borrego Springs with temperatures expected between 112 and 117.
The NWS warns that extreme heat can increase the potential for heat- related illnesses.
Triple digit temperatures are in the forecast for Riverside County and it will remain hot all week, according to the NWS.
Temperatures in Riverside County valleys will potentially reach 107 degrees Wednesday and in the mountains at elevations below 5,000 feet up to 102.
A heat advisory is in effect for the valleys and Inland Empire until 8 p.m. Friday. In the mountains below 5,000 feet, a heat advisory will be in effect until 8 p.m. Friday.
Forecasters said the sweltering conditions will likely linger through next weekend with a chance of thunderstorms in the mountains on Sunday.
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