Palm Springs Thursday reached 118°, just one degree shy of the record for the day. Temperatures today have been hotter.
Today, we broke the record high temperature in Thermal and Idyllwild and tied the record high temperature in Palm Springs.
A ridge of high pressure remains in control for the next few days, keeping this head wave on tap. An Excessive Heat Warning continues through 9 p.m. Saturday. Temperatures are still expected to be up to 120° but a few degrees less on Saturday. A Heat Advisory is in effect for areas west.
Even when the warning expires, Sunday is still expected to remain above 110°.