A slow cooling trend will begin in Riverside County Friday, though temperatures will still be above average, meteorologists said.
The National Weather Service said highs Friday will be 13 to 20 degrees above average in the metropolitan areas, 6 to 14 degrees above average in the mountains and 8 to 14 degrees above average in the Coachella Valley.
Friday's forecast called for highs of 95 to 100 degrees in the Inland Empire, 87 to 97 in the mountains and 104 to 109 in the Coachella Valley.
By Saturday, it's expected to be 3 to 8 degrees above average in the metropolitan areas, 4 to 9 degrees above average in both the mountains and deserts.
"By Sunday, temperatures will be near seasonal averages for all areas, with night and morning low clouds returning to areas west of the mountains," the NWS said.
– City News Service.