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After record-breaking temperatures around the Inland Empire and across Southern California yesterday (Monday), weather forecasters are warning of hotter conditions today, and a continued risk of wildfires through tomorrow.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Inland Empire weather is in the news today (Thursday).  Just days after hot weather last week, today's weather in the Inland Valleys is expected to include a chance of showers and high temperatures barely over 70 degrees, and there may be a bit of blowing snow in the local mountains above 6000 feet tonight.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Add up the combination of oppressive heat straining the power grid and lightning, thunder, and heavy rain overnight, and you get conditions perfect for wildfires and power outages that plagued the Inland Empire last night and this morning.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Officials at the National Weather Service and other agencies are warning residents of Inland Southern California that the oppressive - and occasionally dangerous - heat will continue to bake the region today and for the next couple of days at least.  Danielle Karson filed this report for NPR News.

The heat and humidity that have been plaguing the Inland Empire recently was aggravated by rain and wind whipping through the Inland Empire again yesterday (Wednesday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


A warm, wet, windy storm tore through the Inland Empire yesterday, resulting in flooded streets, downed trees and power poles, power outages, and some property damage.  And forecasters say today could be a repeat of yesterday's weather.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent


The hot, humid weather the Inland Empire will feel today (Thursday) will be amplified tomorrow and Saturday, and the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the inland valleys and the mountains for potentially hazardous temperatures from tomorrow morning through Saturday night.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details on the forecast for the valleys and the mountains.

From today (Wednesday) for the rest of the week, Inland Empire weather is going to be hot.  And then, through the coming weekend, it'll be even hotter, and muggy as well.  And in our local mountains, above-normal heat will persist alongside a chance of showers and thunderstorms for the next few days.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the National Weather Service forecast for the inland valleys and mountains.

High temperatures broke records in the inland deserts over the weekend, and the National Weather Service says we'll have one more triple-digit day in the inland valleys before things start to cool down a bit this week.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The heat wave continues across Southern California, pushing temperatures to record-breaking highs, stressing the electrical grid, and aggravating wildfires being fought around the region.  Temperatures will be a bit more moderate tomorrow (Friday), but triple-digit temps will likely hang around the Inland Empire through the weekend.  More information in this report from NPR's Danielle Karson and KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Just like yesterday, the operator of California's electricity distribution grid has once again issued a statewide Flex Alert for today (Wednesday).  Residents all across the state are being asked to take measures to conserve power - particularly during the afternoon and evening hours - to help relieve stress on the grid that comes from an extreme demand for power.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Triple-digit high temperatures are expected to continue today and tomorrow throughout the inland valleys and in the local mountain communities, as an excessive heat advisroy continues throughout Southern California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the inland valley and mountain forecasts.


Temperatures are expected to soar into the triple digits in the Inland Empire from this weekend through most of next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this detailed forecast for the Inland Valleys and our local mountain communities.

Regional air quality officials warned this week that much of Southern California could experience "very unhealthy" air pollution as the heat wave takes hold of the weather in the coming days.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A spring rainstorm put a crimp in outdoor activities around the Inland Empire yesterday (Sunday), and weather forecasters say more wet, chilly weather is in store for the region.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

It appears the windy weather yesterday and last night (Thursday) wreaked more havoc on the coastal and desert areas than in the Inland Empire itself.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

Rain heavy at times, foothill flooding, and veritable blizzard conditions in the mountains will all be part of today's storm as it passes through the Inland Empire.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Although you might not believe it looking at Inland Empire weather conditions today (Thursday), some Forecasters say the storm that will barrel through the IE tomorrow (Friday) could provide some of the wettest, windiest, and potentially more dangerous weather conditions that we've experienced in this part of Southern California in years.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

In an effort to obtain relief funding, Riverside County supervisors formally approved an emergency declaration related to the recent damaging winter storms that battered the region.  KVCR's Brandon Gunzel has more.


High wind warnings are in effect for the inland valleys and mountains until tomorrow afternoon, and temperatures will be quite chilly for the next day or two, before conditions calm down and warm up heading into next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the weekend weather forecast.

Highway 74 between Lake Elsinore in Riverside County and San Juan Capistrano in San Diego County -- The Ortega Highway -- will be closed to traffic for at least a couple of weeks because of damage from recent storms.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

The latest round of winter storms that passed through Southern California this weekend provided record rainfall on the coast, huge dumps of snow in the mountains, mudflows through foothill neighborhoods, urban flooding on city streets, and hazardous driving on the freeways.  KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps some of the notable weather-related incidents over the past weekend, and a weather forecast for the coming week that could finally provide a return to temperatures in the 70s by next weekend.

The rain that was falling heavily throughout the Inland Empire this morning (Thursday) has let up this afternoon.  However, more rain, heavy at times -- and blowing snow in the mountains -- will flow through the region for the next several days.  Earlier this morning, KVCR's Ken Vincent provided details from the National Weather Service forecast, which you can hear in the audio file below:

After days of soaking rain in the valleys and feet of new snow in the mountains, the Inland Empire's weather will start clearing up and drying out over the coming holiday weekend into next week.  However, the forecast for next weekend shows we're not done with rain yet.  KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps the forecast for the valleys and the mountains.

(Thursday, December 15, 2016)

Get ready for stormy weather in the Inland Empire today and tomorrow.

A weather system from the Pacific Northwest – containing plenty of moisture, and cold air behind it – will move into inland Southern California tonight.  It’ll be increasingly cloudy and breezy, with showers falling by this afternoon.  High temperatures today will be in the 60s in the valleys.


The Inland Empire is finally having a spell of cool, wet weather... although it's likely to be a short spell.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

Heat Wave Will Scorch Inland Empire Again Today

Jun 20, 2016

The Inland Empire is under an excessive heat warning.  Several inland-area high temperature records were broken over the weekend, and records could be broken again today, as the first big warm-up of the season pushes the mercury well above the century mark.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports on the heat wave., courtesy of Raging Waters San Dimas

For all intents and purposes, summer has been relatively mild by Inland Empire standards.  But that's changing in a big way this weekend.  Heat advisories are in effect and soaring triple-digit temperatures are forecast.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the heat-up ahead.

Very high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday are expected in the Banning area as well as the Coachella Valley. Because of triple digit heat, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from Noon Tuesday until 6:00 PM Wednesday and extended the advisory until 8:00 PM Wednesday. Cooling centers will be open in the low desert region with help from local senior centers and others. A list of cooling centers is available on the Riverside County Department of Health website:

Southern California's June Gloom is getting a boost, as the remnants of tropical storm Blanca make their way through the Inland Empire today.  What can we expect from the former hurricane?  KVCR's Matt Guilhem spoke to a pair of meteorologists and has this report.