After a crazy winter and early spring full of pretty nice temps and soooooo much rain is coming to an end as a heat wave has arrived in the Coachella Valley this week. Yeah, yeah. I know, it’s a desert and it gets hot. But, and this is important, it doesn’t mean we all have to like it.
Jerry Steffen’s forecast (so glad he is back on TV) calls for temps to move into the triple digits on Wednesday and remain through at least Saturday – so maybe all of you cowboys and cowgirls can think about drinking some water in between all those Budweisers at Stagecoach.
Hot, Getting Hotter!
As a ridge of high pressure strengthens over the Southwest, Coachella Valley mid-day temperatures will move into the upper-90s/low-100s and we'll stay up there through Saturday. When will the next cooldown occur? The answer this morning on @NBCPalmSprings! pic.twitter.com/Y3iQ3w69qb
— Jerry Steffen (@JerrySteffen) April 23, 2019
And, because just being hot is not enough torture, the prolonged stretch of heat combined with light winds this week, should see air quality deteriorate to levels that could make it dangerous for sensitive groups, according to Accuweather.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) April 23, 2019
The forecast calls for things to cool down a bit Sunday (89) and Monday (84) – the day after Stagecoach because of course! – but then shoot back into the mid 90s by the middle of next week.
It was a fun run but now I guess it’s time to close the shades, turn up the A/C and, well, see you outside again in November.