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.
This just in: 2 locations tied or broke their daily high temp record for today!
TIED: Palm Springs | 106
Old record: 106 in 2013
BROKE: Idyllwild | 92
Old record: 85 in 2007 pic.twitter.com/I4XAavNABB
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) April 28, 2020
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.