SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE: Headline news for Wednesday, Aug. 26

Yesterday’s clouds have swept aside for high temperatures throughout Riverside County this morning. With mountain thunderstorms probable today, flash flooding near burn areas could occur.

Here is the mid-week story, and your first glance at a weekend update for Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and more.


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

LAKE ELSINORE: Scoring a huge hit last night, Lake Elsinore City Council voted on whether they will host the 2015 Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Run, rather than Temecula where it is typically hosted. Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Executive Director Katie Parker stood before council on Aug. 25 and asked them to consider allowing the event to be held in Lake Elsinore the third Saturday in October. For the full story, read more:

In other area news, read:


Temecula’s Barn Stage Company’s production of “Urinetown” — a Tony award winning Broadway Musical — showcases the quality directing, choreography and talent of actors brought in by director J. Scott Lapp. Find out more:


Much of the country will be sunny today, but partly cloudy skies are expected in the Coachella Valley. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs of 106 in Palm Springs, 105 in Thermal and Blythe, 102 in Desert Hot Springs and Indio, 100 in Riverside, 99 in Lake Elsinore and Moreno
Valley, 97 in Hemet and Corona, 94 in Temecula, 93 in Banning, 83 in Idyllwild, and 74 on Mount San Jacinto.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day, widespread during the late morning and early afternoon hours, and there will be a 40 percent chance of measurable precipitation.

Areas in or below recent burn sites will be more susceptible to heavy runoff and debris flows should strong thunderstorms develop.

Drier air from the Southwest is expected to move through the region Thursday and Friday, bringing with it fair to hot, but dry, conditions.


Air quality today will be unhealthful for sensitive groups around Banning,Hemet and Lake Elsinore but will stay in the moderate range everywhere else in Riverside County.


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