Cooler temperatures and elevated fire danger expected this week

RIVERSIDE  – The mercury is expected to drop from the weekend’s above-average temperatures early this week when an onshore flow brings cooler weather to the region, according to the National Weather Service.
A heat advisory for Riverside County valleys and mountains was set to expire at 9 p.m. Sunday, and by mid-week temperatures are expected to dip a few degrees below average, especially west of the mountains, forecasters said.
The NWS warned that the week ahead will likely see dry and gusty conditions, elevating the fire danger.
Beginning Monday, westward gusts of up to 40 mph are expected through and below the mountain passes into the deserts while relative humidity could fall to as low as 10%, according to the NWS.
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