RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Sunny weather and temperatures well into the 90s and triple digits are expected throughout Riverside County today, with even more heat on the way.
A high pressure system over the region that will stick around for most of the week is to blame for the above average temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
Highs for today are forecast to be 94 degrees in Riverside, 95 degrees in Lake Elsinore, 90 degrees in Beaumont and 103 degrees in Palm Springs.
An excessive heat warning was issued by the NWS for desert areas, including the Coachella Valley, between noon Tuesday and 7 p.m. Friday.
The agency expects "dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures around 110" in those areas.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the hottest days of the