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Heat wave spikes, sets or ties records in 3 Southern California communities

Sizzling heat was felt in the areas of Palmdale, Palm Springs and Idyllwild. Temperatures should begin to fall gradually beginning Wednesday, but, scorching heat may still be in the forecast, meteorologists said.

Temperatures climbed well past 90 degrees Tuesday, April 28, tying or setting records in three Southern California communities.

Readings climbed to 92 degrees in Idyllwild, topping a previous record of 87 degrees there on Tuesday’s date in 2007, the National Weather Service reported. Temperatures peaked at 106 degrees in Palm Springs, tying a record set in that community in 2013. The heat in Palmdale rose to 95 degrees, tying a 2007 record for that region, NWS Meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said.

A heat wave that began last week had begun to taper off on Sunday and Monday, before spiking on Tuesday, Hoxsie said.

Temperatures should begin to fall gradually beginning Wednesday and into the weekend as layers of cloud cover form over Southern California. However, scorching heat may still be in the forecast.

“By the middle of next week, we may have another hot spell,” Hoxsie said.