Enjoying the cooler weather? It’s over, at least for the weekend

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The much-welcomed break from the triple-digit heat in the Inland Empire will be interrupted the next few days, as daytime temperatures will rise at least 10 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

After high temperatures around 90 degrees in the San Bernardino-Riverside area on Thursday, the highs for Friday through Monday are expected to range from 97 to 102 degrees — and even hotter in the deserts.

Winds should be about 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph over the four days. No Santa Ana winds, which can dry brush and rapidly push flames, are expected.

The rest of next week will see high temperatures decrease into the low 90s in the western Inland Empire.

Overall, temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal, which could trigger a heat advisory, the weather service said. A heat advisory means that conditions exist that could cause heat-related illnesses if precautions are not taken.

The high-pressure ridge causing the excessive heat will slowly break down next week, with significant cooling by next weekend. The system could bring produce strong winds through the passes and in the deserts.