Friday’s awful, scorching, gross heatwave | Here’s what you need to know

After several cities around Southern California broke heat records on Thursday, temperatures are expected to be even hotter on Friday.  Here is what you need to know. 

Things will be so hot, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Coachella Valley and High Desert.

These scorching temps – which could reach 118  – follow high temps in the desert Thursday that reached a scorching 116 – a record for the date in Thermal

As temps soar, be careful.  Heat exhaustion can sneak up on you or those you know.  Here’s what to look for.

And be sure to take care of your furry friends.

If you don’t have air conditioning, get to a cooling center

Here is a list of cooling centers in Riverside County.

Your car is going to get ridiculously hot.  Don’t leave your pets in the them and keep them locked so no unexpected guests get inside.

If you’re headed to the beach to cool off, be careful in the water as there is a High Surf Advisory in effect.

Finally, and this is important:

Don’t hike!!!!!

Related: 10 things you need to own during a heatwave. 

Related: These were the hottest days in Palm Springs history.