A heat wave is expected to hit areas of Southern California over the weekend, with temperatures pushing well into the triple digits. Heat watches have been issued for Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and the Coachella Valley.
Forecasts say a high pressure system over the region will cause temperatures to climb up to 10 degrees above average on Saturday and Sunday.
Here's what you need to know to keep your own body temperature from rising.
Tips to avoid overheating
The Riverside County Department of Public Health offers these hot weather tips.
- Drink water, not alcohol or caffeine
- Seek shade. Wear a wide-brimmed hat.
- Take it easy. Rest whenever possible.
- Be a good neighbor. Check on your elderly friends and those with medical conditions.
- Take refuge in a cool place like a mall, library or senior center.
Signs of heat illness
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns that "heat illness can lead to fatal heat stroke." Watch for the following signs that you could be getting into trouble:
- Muscle cramps
Cooling centers will be available in a number of areas throughout Southern California, including libraries, community centers, senior centers and more. See below or check with your county health department for more information.
Los Angeles County
You can also refer to L.A. County's Beat the Heat 2015 map.
The Riverside County Department of Public Health has created a map to help you locate a cooling center near you. Search the map here.
This story has been updated.