Riverside County continued to roast Sunday, with many places expected to reach triple-digit heat.
A heat advisory for the inland area was in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday, and the National Weather Service advised people to drink plenty of water and to put off strenuous outdoor activity until cooler temperatures return.
A high pressure system sitting over the region is to blame for the scorching Labor Day weekend so far, according to the NWS.
The system is forecast to weaken and dissipate by Monday, ushering in monsoonal moisture, slightly lower temperatures and a chance of thunderstorms, meteorologists said.
Sunday’s highs were expected to be 96 degrees in Anza, 100 degrees in Beaumont, 102 degrees in Riverside, 104 degrees in Lake Elsinore, and 108 degrees in Palm Springs, according to the NWS.
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.