Excessive Heat Warning Continues

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Riverside County beginning at 11:00 a.m. Thursday  July 21st through 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 22nd.

High temperatures in the Coachella Valley will be 113 to 116 degrees, with overnight lows only dipping down into the upper 80s to low 90s.

Saturday July 23rd will be a couple of degrees cooler, but still hot, with highs 110 to 112 degrees.

Sunday, with some cloud cover moving in, temps will dip to 105-108 but humidity levels will rise.


The National Weather Service makes the following recommendations during an excessive heat warning:
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Remain in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.

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