It may be the end of November, but Mother Nature isn’t letting up on the heat just yet, with Palm Springs tying Modesto as the hottest cities in the nation Tuesday.
Palm Springs reached a high temperature of 91 degrees on Tuesday, tying the record for the date set in 1949, according to the National Weather Service.
Riverside hit a high of 89 degrees, breaking the daily record of 87 set in 2008. San Jacinto also set a record, reaching 87 degrees to top the record for the date of 84 degrees set in 1995.
Forecasters said weak Santa Ana winds are expected to continue in the area through Wednesday, keeping conditions hot and dry.
“Onshore flow is expected to return Thursday, increasing low cloud and fog coverage into portions of the valleys and bringing cooler temperatures inland through Saturday,” according to the NWS. “Sunday and Monday another round of gusty Santa Ana winds (is) expected, with warm, dry conditions.”