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Gusty and dusty condition prevail

A First Alert Weather Alert will be in effect from Noon today until Midnight Thursday night as winds will increase dusty conditions lowering visibility and reducing air quality. Wind gusts are likely to reach 30+ m.p.h. Winds will be accompanied by cooler temps as an area of low pressure to our North pushes more fall

Excessive heat warning this weekend

High pressure continues to build in for the weekend, raising daytime highs to near 110. In anticipation of those hot temperatures an Excessive Heat Warning will be in place from 10 a.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Sunday. Stay hydrated and try to avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the heat of the day. We expect numbers

Heatwave moves in for the weekend

Highs are beginning to warm quickly as we head into the weekend, with an Excessive Heat Warning put into place for Saturday and Sunday. This the result of expanding high pressure over the Desert Southwest that will culminate with highs near 110 for both Saturday and Sunday. Today we’ll feel a modest increase with temps

Gradual warming into the weekend

Highs today will still be below normal, but warmer conditions are on the way. This morning we remain under an Air Quality Alert for windblown dust, but that will expire shortly. In addition, an Excessive Heat Watch will be in place for the weekend in areas to the East of the Valley as highs increase.

Air quality remains an issue today

An Air Quality Alert remains in place until 8 a.m. tomorrow thanks to fine dust and silt from drying floodwaters that gets easily spread by the wind. As of this morning, Air Quality remains in the “Good” or “Moderate” range, but the First Alert Weather Team will continue to monitor AQI readings. Winds are expected

Excessive heat again today

Highs will again span the lower one-teens this afternoon as the Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect. That Excessive Heat Warning is up now through 8 this evening. Increasing monsoon moisture, along with a trough moving into Northern California, will bring cooler temps into play through the weekend. Highs will drop into the lower 100s

First Alert Weather Alert: Second Day of Record Heat

The National Weather Service is keeping us under an Excessive Heat Warning until Wednesday evening at 8PM. Tuesday, temperatures as high as 118° were possible and Wednesday’s high temperature could peak at 114°F. Both yesterday and today, we tied the record high temperature for the day at 118°F in Palm Springs. Today, Thermal was one

Less humidity, more heat

Today we should see dew points and humidity readings start to dry up a bit heading into the weekend as monsoonal flow moves farther east. By this evening, it should feel less muggy out there. Temperatures remain fairly close to our seasonal averages through the weekend, but we are expecting a warm-up into next week.

Heat persists, major storm on the way

We remain under an Excessive Heat Warning through 8 p.m. today, and the Inland Empire is also under a Heat Advisory as highs will again be in the one-teens. We’ll see slight drier condition today and tomorrow, then a major system moves in late Saturday. Hurricane Hilary is moving steadily up along the coast of

Adding heat to the humidity

An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. today through 8 p.m. tomorrow as temperatures climb above 110. A Heat Advisory is also in effect for the Inland Empire and San Diego County inland valleys. This is coupled with monsoon moisture that continues to flow in from the Southeast. A bigger surge

Heat and humidity for the week

Temperatures are on the rise as we move into midweek. An Excessive Heat Warning is in place from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday as temps soar above 112 for the Coachella Valley. A Heat Advisory is up for areas West of the Valley for the same time period. Because of lingering humidity, the

Heat eases as humidity increases

An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening. Moisture from a tropical storm will increase humidity into midweek, and reduce temperatures. Tropical Storm Eugene is losing strength and will become a tropical depression by later today, but moisture from that storm will work it’s way northward by midweek, increasing humidity for

A hot weekend ahead

While the dew points are lower, the temps are heating up for the weekend. An Excessive Heat Warning is in place from Saturday at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday for the entire region. Broad high pressure is spreading excessive heat across mush of the Southern U.S. In these hot conditions please remember to take

A brief reprieve before heat increases for the weekend

A broad ridge of high pressure is building in across the Southern U.S. which will start to increase temps into the weekend. This has brought much of the moisture we felt earlier this week off to the east as well. The lack of moisture is allowing for higher temperatures across the region. In anticipation of

Excessive heat expected into the weekend

117 was the the high yesterday and we may well beat that later this afternoon. Because of the lengthy period of above-average temps, the Excessive Heat Warning has been extended through Friday evening at 8 p.m. There is also still a touch of humidity lingering, so dew points remain above the 50 degree mark, making

More heat but less humidity

Humidity will linger into today, but gradually dry out as we head into the rest of the week. That ridge of high pressure expands a bit, helping to reduce the humidity and dew points, but increase our temperatures through midweek. Heat is increasing so much so that an Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect today

Humid today, hotter tomorrow

The burst of Monsoonal moisture lingers today with dew points in the 60s this morning, there is also a Windblow Dust Advisory in place through Noon tomorrow. That is a result of the potential for convective thunderstorms that could kick up sand an dust around the region. Tomorrow another Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect

More records in jeopardy as heatwave continues

Yesterday’s blistering 119 set a record in Palm Springs, and Thermal also got in on the action setting a record of 117. Today we could reach the existing record of 120. The Excessive Heat Warning continues into tomorrow until 8pm. Highs are expected to push near 120 both today and tomorrow before we see any

Heatwave reaches tenth day

An Excessive Heat Warning and an Air Quality Alert remain in place for the Coachella Valley through Saturday at 8PM. The primary concern for the Air Quality Alert is Ozone as continued excessive heat and sunlight can cause ozone formation near the surface. Little to no changes to the current upper-air pattern are expected into

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