SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Aug. 27 – excessive heat warning

Good morning, southern California. Here are your Southwest Riverside County news headlines for Thurs., Aug. 27.

Once again, the weather is the top story, with already sweltering temperatures across much of Riverside County will continue to climb today. The hottest area in the county will be the Coachella Valley, where temperatures are expected to spike at 111-degrees Fahrenheit.

Common-sense measures to stay to help you stay safe in extreme temperatures:

  • Stay hydrated and provide plenty of water for pets and livestock.
  • Avoid working outdoors in the heat.
  • Check on friends, relatives and neighbors … especially the elderly.
  • NEVER leave kids, seniors or pets in a closed car.

READ: Heat wave expected to affect area, cooling centers open

Today’s temperatures throughout the region will be sunny, breezy and hot.

The National Weather Service is forecasting sunny skies and highs of 111 in Palm Springs, 110 in Blythe,  109 in Thermal, 107 in Indio and Desert Hot Springs, 103 in Riverside and Hemet, 102 in Lake Elsinore and Moreno Valley,  100 in Corona, 99 in Temecula, 87 in Idyllwild, and 74 on Mount San Jacinto.

Tomorrow’s temperatures will be the same as today’s or marginally lower, with a slight cooling trend beginning on Sunday. Air quality today will be in the moderate range throughout Riverside County.



The Murrieta Mesa Rams are on their way to Hawaii for their season opener this fall, following a summer of fundraising. The Friday night game will be live streamed. For more information:

READ: MURRIETA: Murrieta Mesa Rams football team takes to the air, season opener in Hawaii this Friday

Southern California drought and you…

Local companies are assisting residents with creating water-wise front yard landscaping. Are these strategies helping to lower water bills?

READ: Drought friendly landscape basics

How are your neighbors saving water in the drought?

READ: Temecula Bucket Brigade offers unique way to save water during drought


PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs-area property owners looking to reduce landscape water use can submit grant applications starting Monday for the Desert Water Agency’s $1,000,000 turf buyback program. Under the program, homeowners, homeowners’ associations, commercial property owners and public property managers can apply for grants to offset the cost of removing grass replaced with desert landscape. You can get up to $2 per square foot.

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