Highs Saturday in many parts of Riverside County will reach or surpass the century mark, presenting an elevated fire risk, forecasters said.

Temperatures are expected to be about 10 to 15 degrees above average through Monday with low relative humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

“This will keep fire weather conditions elevated,” the NWS said, though winds will mostly be light.

Saturday’s high temperatures were expected to reach 98 degrees in Temecula, 101 degrees in Riverside, 102 degrees in Hemet, 106 degrees in Thermal and 109 degrees in Palm Springs.

Temperatures will decrease by a few degrees Sunday, according to the NWS.

Forecasters 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 awhile,” the NWS said.

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