As the East Coast began to cool down Monday, the West Coast was heating up, the mercury expected to soar into the mid 90s in the Inland Empire, creeping ever higher through the week.
The National Weather Service over the weekend issued a special advisory, warning residents to stay cool and remain hydrated.
"High pressure over Utah will bring an inland warming trended with hottest temperatures for inland areas Monday through Wednesday, 5 to 10 degrees above average," the NWS reported.
Some areas may run as high as 20 degrees above normal.
"A few locations may even flirt with record breaking temperatures," the NWS reported.
In Temecula, temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-90s, getting higher -- close to 100 degrees -- as the week progresses.
It is not expected to cool down much -- below 90 degress -- for the next seven days.
The weather service advised drinking plenty of water, staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, wearing cool clothing and applying plenty of sunsreen.
Experts say that when in especially high heat or in conditions where the body loses moisture, by the time one is thirsty, one is already dehydrated.
Temecula also has cool centers at its public libraries.
According to the NWS, the heated conditions can be deadly for unprepared hikers and campers.