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Heat spreading across Southern California ahead of holiday weekend

The big weather story for the week includes a ridge of high pressure that will bring record heat to the Coachella Valley this holiday weekend.

The warmer temperatures are already beginning to be felt here in the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs recorded a high of 111° this afternoon -- 4° warmer than yesterday.

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Southern California beginning 10:00 a.m. Friday through 8:00 p.m. Monday as temperatures climb more than 10° above normal.

A Fire Weather Watch as also been issued for local mountains as the hot and dry conditions can lead to increased chances of ignition through the holiday weekend.

The above-average highs look to break several high temperature records.

Cooler weather arrives Tuesday and persists through the remainder of the week with the potential for a Santa Ana wind event Tuesday and Wednesday. Stay tuned!

Download the 'KESQ First Alert' weather app to stay weather aware through the holiday weekend from wherever you are! Click here.

7-Day Forecast / KESQ Weather Video / Weather

Haley Clawson

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