A First Alert Weather Alert continues with temperatures reaching above 105° again Friday. A ridge of high pressure is in place over the west coast and will start to break down over the weekend. In the meantime, temps will remain well above normal.
The higher humidity and dew points of yesterday are beginning to dry out as the Easterly flow around the ridge begins to lessen.
For the first time in 2021, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Coachella Valley that will expire at 9 p.m. today. Temperatures will only cool into the upper 70s for morning lows. Extreme heat significantly increases the potential for heat-related illnesses.
This afternoon will keep the heat on in Southern California, but as we move into the weekend, temperatures will drop a bit towards a more comfortable range.
Air Quality suffered in the morning hours, but as some light NW winds kicked up, the AQI has dropped back in the moderate range by midday.
Be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke to keep you and your family safe.
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