RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Palm Springs tied a high temperature record for the date when it hit 106 degrees on Tuesday, and the mercury is expected to rise even higher today, according to the National Weather Service.
Building high pressure will keep temperatures hot today throughout Riverside County and highs in the Coachella Valley could reach 108, forecasters said. A cooling trend will follow, with highs expected to be back below triple digits in the Coachella Valley on Saturday.
An excessive heat warning for the Coachella Valley is in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday.
Nighttime lows are expected to remain in the low- to mid-70s through Thursday in the Coachella Valley, meaning the minimal cooling at night could pose a health risk to those without access to air conditioning because the body