COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - A Dangerous Heat Wave is underway in the Coachella Valley with temperatures into the 110's throughout the week. An Excessive Heat Warning has been extended through Monday evening. The Palm Springs International Airport recorded a temperature of 122 degrees on Tuesday.
That ties the daily record high temperature for Palm Springs.
Thermal broke its record high temperature on June 20 at 122 degrees, surpassing last year's daily record of 121 degrees, according to the National Weather Service of San Diego.
Thermal has set a new record high today! 122 surpasses the old record of 121 set just last year. #cawx— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) June 20, 2017
California's ISO, or Independent Systems Operator has also issued a Flex Alert, which urges residents to voluntarily conserve electricity from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents will be especially urged to conserve during the late afternoon when air conditioners are typically at peak use.
An Excessive Heat Warning went into effect for the Coachella Valley and High Desert Friday at 11 a.m. and was extended more than once. It's now set to last through 9 p.m. Monday, according to KESQ First Alert Meteorologist Jerry Steffen.
We were at 110+ degrees over the weekend as well. We will be on a record high temperature watch through Wednesday.
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An Excessive Heat Watch has been posted for the Coachella Valley and San Gorgonio Pass areas through Wednesday. Clear and dry conditions continue for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday as Coachella Valley highs warm into the 110's.
Remember when Indio recorded its highest temperature for March 13th in 101 years in 2017? It was a sign that summer was definitely approaching quickly in the desert.
Dangerously hot temperatures are expected Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as late-afternoon Valley temperatures peak in the upper one-teens.
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