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 also expected, and gusts could reach as high as 35 mph.
High temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees higher than normal, according to the National Weather Service, with the mercury expected to reach 99 degrees in Temecula, 102 degrees in Riverside, 103 degrees in Hemet, 109 degrees in Palm Springs and 110 degrees in Thermal.
Forecasters said a cooling trend will begin Sunday and extend through the middle of the week, bringing a noticeable reduction in temperatures.
Until then, those without access to air conditioning can head over to one of many cooling centers 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.
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