Similar to Monday, temperatures climbed into the one-teens this afternoon. Palm Springs recorded a high of 115° -- two degrees warmer than yesterday. An average high for the date is 108°.
An Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect at 11:00 a.m. Thursday for temperatures that could climb to 120° through Saturday.
Extreme heat can significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses. A frequent, friendly reminder of ways to keep you and your family safe during dangerous temperatures is listed below.
The mercury will continue to climb through the week as a ridge of high pressure expands to the west. Friday is expected to be the hottest day as highs near 120° across the valley floor. The record for Friday's date is 122°.