RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Temperatures will slowly rise throughout Riverside County through the weekend, but humidity will increase and relatively mild winds are expected Thursday, Sept. 10, according to the National Weather Service.
High pressure developing over California and Nevada will cause temperatures to climb gradually through Monday, forecasters said. Humidity will fall to around 10 percent today, then increase as a sea breeze moves inland.
Winds out of the west are expected to be around 15 mph this afternoon in the Riverside metropolitan area, with gusts potentially reaching 25 mph, forecasters said. Smoke from wildfires burning in Southern California could be visible in some areas this afternoon and tonight.
Highs in the Coachella Valley are expected to climb to 104 on Saturday, then 107 on Saturday, according to the NWS. The mercury in the Riverside metropolitan area is forecast to top out at 103 on Monday.
High temperatures today could reach 97 degrees in the Coachella Valley, 88 in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning, 94 in Riverside, 90 in Lake Elsinore, 92 in Temecula, 93 in Hemet and 75 in Idyllwild.
A trough of low pressure is expected to arrive by midweek next week and bring cooler temperatures, forecasters said.