The weekend was hot, with temperatures in the low 90s; but on Monday, June 20, the first day of summer, the temperature reached 97 degrees. This set a record for Idyllwild. The previous high temperature here on this date was 95 degrees.
Idyllwild was one of dozens of Southern California communities setting record-high temperatures Monday. Palm Springs in the desert recorded 122 degrees, 4 degrees above its previous high.
While temperatures are expected to moderate this week and drop into the 80s, 90-degree weather may return during the weekend and early next week.