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Staying hot, getting drier

Temperatures stay above average all week long. Palm Springs’ high temperature today was 7° above average. The heat is sticking around, but good news is, the humidity is on the decline. We’re still very muggy, but we’ll be feeling drier by mid-week. High pressure has been keeping us hot and also the reason for the

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Muggy and hot weekend

Temperatures were still slightly above average today, but much better than the excessive heat we dealt with last week. High pressure stays in control, keeping temperatures above average. The clockwise rotation of this upper level system is filtering in moisture. This is causing elevated dew points and chances for thunderstorms for our local mountain and

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A Very Humid Forecast

The dew points this morning in the Valley were nearing the 80 degree mark, exceptionally high even for monsoon season. Dew points will remain elevated through the weekend due to continuing monsoonal flow AND the remnants of Hurricane Genevieve. With the increased humidity comes a chance of thunderstorms and showers in the mountains, high deserts,

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Sticky conditions persist across desert

The Excessive Heat Warning that’s been in effect since last Friday will expire tonight at 10:00, though it remains in effect for the Inland Empire until Friday night. The ‘soupy’ conditions are being felt all across the Coachella Valley this afternoon. Similar dew point temperatures can be expected on Friday. Genevieve continues to weaken as

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Hot, humid, and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms developed both to the east and west of the Coachella Valley this afternoon. A storm over Joshua Tree cleared the area by 2:00 p.m. but triggered a brush fire that has burned more than 100 acres. Read more about the fire here. More than 100 acres burning in Joshua Tree this afternoon. A thunderstorm

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Heat, Humidity, Thunderstorm Potential

The humidity continues to stream into the region as monsoon moisture flows in from the Southeast. Dew points will remain elevated through Wednesday. That elevated humidity will increase the chance of mountain and high desert storms, and also give rise to thunderstorms in the Inland Empire this afternoon. We remain under an Excessive Heat Warning

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Excessive heat through Thursday

Temperatures stay far above seasonal. We nearly tied the record high today in Palm Springs. We’ll be on record watch through Thursday with temperatures up to 118° possible. The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended through Thursday night. Temperatures are staying above average because of a high pressure system. It’s expanded since yesterday causing temperatures

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Monsoonal moisture and excessive heat

High temperatures were still above average today, but much cooler than yesterday’s record-breaking 120° in Palm Springs. Temperatures stay above average all week long, mostly in the one-teens. The excessive heat is because of an area of high pressure. Its clockwise flow is also pulling moisture from the southeast into Southern California. Our local mountains

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