Forecasters officially extended excessive heat warnings to beyond Labor Day. Photo courtesy of Unsplash

Another heat wave has settled over Southern California, with temperatures expected to range from the mid-90s to well over 100 degrees through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

An excessive heat warning was issued from 10 a.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Wednesday for the Inland Empire including the Riverside County valleys, and through 11 p.m. Tuesday for the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning.

The Coachella Valley will see temperatures ranging from 103 to 107 degrees during the heat wave, with the hottest day expected to be Monday, forecasters said. Palm Springs was expected to reach 107 degrees Tuesday.

Downtown Riverside will stay just over 100 degrees with the highest temperature expected to hit Tuesday with 103 degrees. Hemet’s hottest day will also be Tuesday with a temperature of 104.

“Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses,” the NWS stated; drinking plenty of water was advised.

The NWS also advised people to reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening hours and wear light and loose-fitting clothing when possible.

The weather is expected to cool down beginning Thursday, when most areas of the county will return to temperatures below 100 degrees.

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