Could be record heat en route to parts of Southern California this week – Press Enterprise


Southern Californians should prepare for a heat wave expected to arrive later this week, with the Inland Empire expected to see triple-digit temperatures starting Friday.

A high pressure system will begin to work its way over the region on Wednesday, reducing sea layer clouds and fog and driving a warming trend that will peak on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Record high temperatures are possible in inland communities, with highs in the Coachella Valley reaching up to 115 by Friday.

  • Triple-digit heat is on its way to the Inland Empire as you and the oldies play in the water at Citrus Splash Zone on a hot summer afternoon at Citrus Park in Corona on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press- Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Triple-digit heat is on its way inland...

    Triple-digit heat is on its way to the Inland Empire as you and the oldies play in the water at Citrus Splash Zone on a hot summer afternoon at Citrus Park in Corona on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press- Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Destinee Chavez, 6, pulverizes her stepdad Danny Galindo as they...

    Destinee Chavez, 6, sprays her stepdad Danny Galindo as they play in the Citrus Splash Zone water features on a hot summer afternoon at Citrus Park in Corona on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Children play in the water games of Citrus Splash Zone...

    Children play in the orange slice-shaped Citrus Splash Zone water features on a hot summer afternoon at Citrus Park in Corona on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/ SCNG)

In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, temperatures were already in the low 90s on Tuesday and are expected to climb into the low 90s to low 100s on Wednesday, rising steadily through the weekend.

Temperatures in the valley and mountains are expected to peak Friday and begin to cool slightly Monday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Stephanie Sullivan. Desert communities will see the greatest possibility of record high temperatures. Residents of Riverside, San Bernardino, Ont., Moreno Valley, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Corona have been urged by the National Weather Service to limit their time outdoors between Thursday and Friday.

Along the coast in Los Angeles and Orange counties will see a slow rise into the 70s and 80s respectively by Wednesday, and will continue to climb through Saturday, although far from the high temperatures expected further east. inland.

By Sunday, a low pressure system will move over the west coast and begin a cooling trend, although the deserts will likely remain warm. Temperatures will begin to drop across the region by Monday.

Here are the high temperatures expected in the forecast for Thursday

Anaheim: 85°; Downtown Los Angeles: 86°; Fullerton: 87°; Irvin: 84°; Long Beach: 78°; Mission Viejo: 86°; Red Lands: 100°; Riverside: 98°; Saint Bernardine: 101°; Torrent: 79°; Van Nuys: 94°; Whittier: 88°

Source: National Weather Service

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