Idyllwild and San Jacinto broke daily high-temperature records Saturday as Riverside County saw above average heat across the board.
Idyllwild hit 91 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 90 degrees set in 1980, according to the National Weather Service. This is the second day in a row that Idyllwild has broken a temperature record.
Meanwhile, San Jacinto hit 103 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 101 degrees set in 1993.
Temperatures are expected to remain about 10 to 15 degrees above average through Monday with low relative humidity, according to the NWS.
Saturday’s high temperatures were 107 degrees in Palm Springs, 105 degrees in Blythe, 100 degrees in Riverside and 97 degrees in Corona, according to the NWS.
Forecasters said temperatures Sunday will reach 106 degrees in Palm Springs, 105 degrees in Thermal, 98 degrees in Lake Elsinore and 98 degrees in Riverside.
They said cooler weather is expected to arrive Wednesday, into later next week.
“Say hello to 70s at the coast, 80s for valleys west of the mountains, and we may even see highs below the century mark across the Coachella Valley for the first time in quite a while,” the NWS said.
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