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First Alert Weather Alert issued for Saturday for threat of thunderstorms

A Flood Watch is now in effect until 8:00 p.m. for Riverside County, including the cities of Coachella, Cathedral City, Indio, Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, Julian, Pine Valley, Idyllwild-Pine Cove and Borrego Springs. Please be especially cautious today and maintain safe driving practices when encountering flooded areas. Turn Around Don't Drown.

Moisture was quick to increase across Riverside County deserts, with dew point temperatures climbing into the 60s yesterday afternoon. Dewpoints will remain in the 60s for the remainder of the day.

Thunderstorms are likely to begin developing around 11:00 a.m. over the local mountains in San Bernardino and Riverside County, continuing into the afternoon. A First Alert Weather Alert has been issued to bring awareness to the threat of storms both east and west of the low desert.

Check the radar before you head out for the mountains or High Desert this weekend as an active monsoon pattern will persist into next week.

Have you downloaded the 'KESQ First Alert' app yet? It's FREE! Click here.

You'll stay up-to-date with the latest weather videos. In addition, be able to monitor the changing conditions from wherever you are!

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