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Intense heat begins in San Diego County deserts and Riverside County today

 

Last updated 6/14/2021 at 9:13am

SAN DIEGO - Scorching heat will sear the San Diego County deserts today, with temperatures in the rest of the county expected to rise quickly throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.

A high pressure system will strengthen and expand over the Southwestern United States this week, ushering in the sweltering conditions,

forecasters said.

An excessive heat warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Saturday in the deserts.

The warning will also include coastal areas, the western valleys and the mountains starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday and lasting through 9 p.m. Saturday.

The heat in the deserts could reach 122 on Tuesday and Thursday, then 123 on Friday, forecasters said.

Temperatures in the western valleys could reach triple digits on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, while high temperatures in the

mountains are expected to reach 108 on Tuesday and 106 on Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters said.

The weather service said the extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or

participating in outdoor activities.

People should be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

To help the public beat the heat, the county is offering a cooling center at the Borrego Springs Branch Library, 2580 Country Club Road, from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday.

More ``Cool Zone'' locations will be announced soon, county officials said.

While young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, the weather service said that's especially

true during warm or hot weather -- when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Highs temperatures on Monday are expected to be in the low-70s to low-80s in coastal areas, the mid-80s to low-90s in the western valleys, the mid-

to high-90s near the foothills, the mid-90s to low-100s in the mountains and the low- to mid-110s in the deserts.

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Riverside COUNTY – A heat wave will scorch most of Riverside County starting today, with temperatures in the rest of the county expected to rise quickly throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.

A high-pressure system will strengthen and expand over the thwestern United States this week, ushering in the sweltering conditions, forecasters said.

An excessive heat warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Saturday in the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning.

The warning will also include the Riverside metropolitan area and the Riverside County mountains starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday and lasting through 9 p.m. Saturday.

The heat in the Coachella Valley could reach 118 on Tuesday and 122 on Friday, forecasters said.

Temperatures in the Riverside metropolitan area and expected to peak at 110 on Tuesday, then reach 109 on Wednesday, forecasters said. The mountains are expected to reach 109 on Tuesday and Wednesday, then 108 on Thursday and Friday.

The weather service said the extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

People should be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

While young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, the weather service said that's especially true during warm or hot weather - when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

The county recently opened cooling centers in multiple locations, where residents who don't have access to air-conditioning can stay during the heat of the day. A complete list of options is available at https://www.capriverside.org/cool-centers.

Highs temperatures on Monday are expected to be in the high-90s to low-100s in the Riverside metropolitan area, the low-90s to low-100s in the mountains, the mid-100s to low-110s in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the high-100s to mid-110s in the Coachella Valley.

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