Temperatures have climbed ~20° above normal for the date. Both Palm Springs (89°) and Thermal (90°) set new record high temperatures for today's date. Indio tied the city's record of 89°.
Our desert cities join 13 others across Riverside, Imperial, Orange, and San Diego counties.
A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through 4:00 p.m. Saturday as critical fire weather conditions continue. Gusty offshore winds and low relative humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
The ridge of high pressure that's providing the unseasonal heat will weaken through the weekend before notable cooling joins next week.
Temperatures stay warm and conditions stay dry through the holiday weekend. Next week will be interesting with a big cool down and the chance for rain on multiple days.
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