Mount Rubidoux - Photo courtesy of Riversideca.gov

A cooling trend is coming to Riverside County, but temperatures are expected to be in the 90s for the next couple of days.

Highs between 94 and 99 are forecast for Riverside and the Inland Empire Wednesday with light winds and gusts from the west in the afternoon.

A heat advisory was issued for most of the region until 8 p.m. Tuesday, with temperatures soaring to 105 degrees in the Riverside metropolitan area, San Bernardino and surrounding locations.

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room (and) stay out of the sun,” the NWS said. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.”

The scorching heat arrived at the end of last week and was expected to remain intense until a ridge of high pressure is displaced by a low pressure trough Wednesday.

The daytime mercury is predicted to settle back into the low to mid 90s after Wednesday in the Riverside metro area, with lows in the upper 60s.

In the Coachella Valley, high temps will be between 108 and 113 Wednesday, with slight cooling by the weekend, and lows in the upper 70s.

In Riverside County mountains, the highs will peak in the mid 90s until midweek, after which temps will return to seasonal norms in the mid 80s, with lows in the low 60s, according to the Weather Service.

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