Temperatures could rise in the High Desert this weekend


After mild weather, temperatures in the High Desert could reach the 90s this weekend.

The three-day warming trend is expected to begin Saturday, with high temperatures ranging from 81 to 92 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, Sunday will be the warmest day.

Temperatures in Barstow and Las Vegas are expected to reach 94 degrees, while Phelan continues to bask in the 70s.

Death Valley can reach 100 degrees, while residents of the Palm Springs area can experience temperatures of 98 to 106 degrees.

Highs in Big Bear Lake and Wrightwood are expected in the 60s. Wrightwood could reach 72 degrees on Sunday.

Windy conditions and high temperatures in the 60s and 70s are expected to return to the Victor Valley on Tuesday.

Be fire safe

With warmer temperatures and drier conditions, the weather service is warning residents to take personal responsibility in keeping their properties fire safe by:

  • Create a defensible space by clearing brush away from your home.
  • Keep ignition sources away from dry vegetation, wood and other fuels.
  • Use a fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe building measures.
  • Assemble a basic emergency supply kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights and generators.
  • Plan escape routes and ensure that all residents of the house know the action plan.
  • Before an emergency, sit down with your family or close friends and decide how you will contact each other, where you will go, and what you will do in the event of an emergency.
  • Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supply box or other safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster. Start on the Ready.Gov Emergency Plan webpage.
  • Check your insurance policies to make sure you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
  • Take the weather conditions into account.
  • Always follow burn bans and local, state and federal regulations.

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz