Sweltering conditions in Southwest Riverside County will last through the week, the National Weather Service is reporting.
A high-pressure system will expand over Utah and Arizona this week, bringing “very hot conditions” locally, the NWS reported in a special weather statement Monday afternoon.
“Daytime temperatures will likely be 5 to 15 degrees above normal with the hottest days occurring Wednesday through Friday and possibly into Saturday,” the NWS reported.
High temperatures across the Inland Empire will reach 100 to 110 degrees, with temps in the desert sneaking up to nearly 120 degrees, according to the NWS.
Overnight temperatures are expected to be mild, ranging from 5 to 15 degrees above normal.
The NWS is warning the hot conditions can be deadly for some and reported these hot weather reminders:
* Avoid strenuous outdoor activity if possible.
* If you have to be outside, drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids.
* Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
* Wear a hat to shield yourself from the sun.
* Use sunscreen to reduce possible sunburn.
* Take advantage of air conditioning and shade if possible.
* Never leave children or pets in enclosed vehicles, even briefly.