Thermal set a record high temperature this afternoon reaching 88°. The previous record was 85° in 1967. Palm Springs (89°) was 2° shy of reaching the city's record.
A ridge of high pressure continues to build over the Desert Southwest providing warm and dry conditions. This ridge is aiding in high temperatures climbing 20° above normal.
A Red Flag Warning is now effect at for San Bernardino and Riverside County mountains. Offshore winds will strengthen and create critical fire weather conditions.
Gusts around the low desert will be near 20 MPH while much stronger gusts are anticipated west of the valley.
Temperatures will begin to cool through the weekend, bringing us back into the low 70s by the middle of next week.
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