Record breaking heat will stay through the rest of the week
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Major heat wave with extreme temperatures breaks heat records. Temperatures in Palm Springs reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit!
Very strong high pressure aloft will build over southern California through mid week. Shallow marine layer and abundant sunshine and drier inland conditions will allow for hot conditions through Thursday except at the immediate coast and at the highest elevations.
The peak of the heat is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday with only slightly lower temperatures on Thursday. Nights will be quite warm as well, especially near the foothills of the mountains and in the deserts. Muggy conditions will remain for the coastal areas. Toward the end of the week, the high aloft will weaken slightly and shift northward.
This will bring a cooling trend with a return of monsoonal moisture but above average temperatures are likely to persist into August.
KUSI Meteorologist Dave Scott has the forecast.