Hot and dry conditions will create an elevated fire risk through Sunday throughout Riverside County, according to the National Weather Service.
High pressure will continue to build Saturday and daytime humidity will drop to between 10 to 15% in the inland valleys and between 7 to 10% in the deserts, forecasters said.
Santa Ana winds are expected Saturday and gusts could reach as high as 35 mph.
High temperatures Friday were in the mid 90s to low triple digits on Friday.
The mercury will continue to rise on Saturday, eventually reaching a peak of 112 in the Coachella Valley and 104 in the Riverside metropolitan area, forecasters said. Humidity will be slightly higher throughout the county Saturday.
Cooling centers are open daily across the county, providing residents who do not live in climate-controlled environments a free, cool space to relax until the evening hours. A complete list of cooling centers is available at www.capriverside.org/Portals/0/PDF/Cool/2019_Cool_Center_Directory_7_10_2019.pdf.
A deep trough of low pressure is expected to move south along the West Coast by the end of the weekend, bringing cooler temperatures Sunday through the middle of next week, forecasters said.
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