Because life during the pandemic isn’t already giving us all enough challenges, the Coachella Valley will warm up this week to temperatures normally seen in July…and it’s still *checks calendar* only early May! Good times!!
For those who haven’t checked out the forecast for a bit, here it is, compliments of KMIR’s Jerry Steffen:
Week of Heat!
Coachella Valley's midday highs will warm to about 10° above normal today under all sunshine, then close to 20° above average by mid-week.
An Excessive Heat Warning is likely for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday as Valley highs climb very close to 110°.@NBCPalmSprings pic.twitter.com/xWgTtF9end
— Jerry Steffen (@JerrySteffen) May 4, 2020
Near 110 degrees! Already!! I mean…
Anyway, it’s now that time when we normally post that when it’s this hot, you probably shouldn’t go out and hike and do other outdoor stuff that you don’t have to – and while that is normally the case, it is especially important now as the pandemic would be an especially bad time to make rescue crews come find your ass on the trails and you should really be doing all you can to avoid the emergency room – as they are kind of busy with that bad virus that’s going around right now.
Seriously though, it’s important that we all try to be especially smart these days. Stay hydrated. Stay in the shade. And, if at all possible, stay inside.