PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - The hottest weather so far this year is predicted to take hold in the Coachella valley this week, according to the National Weather Service.
A high pressure system will bring triple digit temperatures to the Coachella Valley and the San Diego County deserts between Monday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The area is likely to see the highest temperatures on Tuesday. Palm Springs is expected to reach 108 degrees that day, and Thermal is expected to see 107 degrees.
Borrego Springs in San Diego County is predicted to reach 110 degrees on Tuesday.
An excessive heat warning is set to go into effect Tuesday morning, which warns of temperatures as high as 114 degrees in the Coachella Valley. In the western part of Riverside County the heat was forecasted to be slightly more forgiving, with Riverside, Corona, Beaumont and Lake Elsinore expected to stay within the 90s.
Residents who don't have air conditioning can visit one of the county's 54 cool centers at no cost.
A list of cooling center locations can be found at www.capriverside.org.
Temperatures in the 100s are typical for the desert region in June,
but recent cooler-than-normal weather means people may not be accustomed to the
heat, forecasters said. Residents are cautioned to stay hydrated, stay indoors
if possible and check on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets
should not be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, according to
The heat warning is slated to expire Wednesday night.
This week's heat wave arrives in the wake of record-breaking Sunday
temperatures in the region. Riverside beat a 25-year record for June 9 with 104
degrees, while Ramona set a June 9 record of 102 degrees, and El Cajon reached
94 degrees, the NWS reported.