RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Temperatures will soar to near triple digits Monday, Oct. 12 in parts of Riverside County as a heat wave is set to grip the region until this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
High pressure centered off the West Coast will strengthen throughout the week and bring above average temperatures through at least Friday, forecasters said. Humidity will also drop to around 10-15 percent throughout Riverside County most afternoons, slightly elevating the risk of wildfires in the Riverside metropolitan area and the county mountains.
The NWS issued a heat advisory that will be in effect from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Friday in the Riverside metropolitan area.
Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun an