As you already know, it’s freakin’ hot outside. But, did you know that it’s also record breaking hot?
The National Weather Service notes that both Palm Springs and Thermal had hit 108 degrees by 1 pm on Thursday. That is a new record for this date and, ugh, there’s still plenty of time to reach even hotter temps.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨
High temperature records have been broken in Palm Springs and Thermal! So far, the high temp is 108 for both locations. This breaks their previous records of 107 and 105, respectively.
The story is still developing, so stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/x9mG5s0WzN
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) May 7, 2020
And don’t look for things to cool down all that much, as Friday’s temp should hit about 107, according to KMIR’s Jerry Steffen. Saturday, while “cooling off a bit,” will still see temps around 102.
An @NBCPalmSprings Weather Heads-Up!
An Excessive Heat Warning continues for the Coachella Valley, San Gorgonio Pass areas of SoCal through Friday as midday temps again run 15-20-degrees above normal under streaky high cirrus clouds.
Hang in there, double-digits return next week. pic.twitter.com/dBxEZcpTh6
— Jerry Steffen (@JerrySteffen) May 7, 2020
While these types of temps are not uncommon in the desert, they are usually more of a July thing than a May thing. Also, regardless of when they happen, be smart: stay hydrated, don’t hike, and, if at all possible, stay home with the A/C on.