Palm Springs recorded it's 54th day of 110° or greater this afternoon with a high temperature of 116°. This 54 day count TIES the record from 1957.
Curious about even hotter days? Palm Springs has recorded 16 days of 115° or greater this year. The record is 19.
The Excessive Heat Warning in effect for the Coachella Valley will be allowed to expire at 8:00 p.m.
The ridge of high pressure that's been bringing the heat is sliding east and low pressure is moving in to the west coast. This will bring a cooling trend through the weekend.
Afternoon temperatures look to remain below 110° for the next few days, returning to "normal" for the season. A southerly push of monsoon moisture arrives by Monday bringing the sticky conditions back to the desert and a chance for thunderstorms over Southern California mountains.
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