Coachella Valley Under Excessive Heat Warning All Weekend
PALM DESERT - The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Coachella Valley until 8pm Monday.
High temperatures are expected to reach between 117 - 123 degrees. Residents are urged to remain indoors in air conditioned areas if at all possible. You are urged to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evenng hours. If you must be outside, you are urged to take extra precautions such as wearing light clothing and drinking extra water to remain hydrated.
The weather service also warns the very young and elderly are most at-risk for heat-related problems. Residents in the Coachella Valley are urged to check on elderly friends and neighbors and know the signs of heat stroke.
We also want to remind you to remember your pets...they can't tell you if they're too hot. Riverside County Animal Services reminds us to make sure animals have access to shade and water. If possible, it's best to bring pets indoors completely when temperatures rise over 100.