First Alert Weather Alert: Excessive heat, humidity this weekend
The First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert Weather Alert for excessive heat coupled with increased humidity until 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect for the Coachella Valley for the same time period. Afternoon high temperatures could climb up to 116° with overnight lows in the 80s and low 90s, which will not provide much relief. This combination can increase the risk of heat-related illnesses.
A ridge of high pressure over the Desert Southwest is tapping into subtropical moisture and routing it into Southern California. This setup will remain through the weekend.
As a result, dew point temperatures will remain elevated, creating humid conditions for the Coachella Valley. Dewpoints will stay in the mid-50s into next week. The combination of heat and humidity will set the scene for isolated thunderstorms to develop over local mountains and the High Desert. Slightly cooler temperatures may provide some relief moving into the upcoming week.
Be sure to pay close attention to your hydration levels and limit your exposure to the heat through the weekend. Stay safe!
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