SoCal continues to roast during late-summer heat wave

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RIVERSIDE - An excessive heat warning remains in effect through at least 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Inland Empire, while a statewide Flex Alert was extended today as the region continues to swelter under a long, punishing heat wave. "Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities,'' according to the National Weather Service. Saturday's high temperatures were well over 100 degrees across Riverside County, with Coachella taking the lead at 116 degrees and Palm Springs following at 114 degrees. It was 104 degrees in downtown Riverside and 107 in Hemet. Meanwhile, the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state's power grid, said another Flex Alert would be in effect fro
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