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(dailynews.com) Heat records may have been broken Saturday and the mercury is set to climb above 100 today – but don’t despair, meteorologists say.

A pleasant cool-down is expected Wednesday and Thursday as the highs for much of the Inland region won’t climb higher than the upper 80s, said Brett Albright, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in San Diego.

A high pressure ridge centered over southern Arizona and northwest Mexico led last week’s heat wave, which is extending into today, Albright said.

That ridge will begin to weaken Monday, he said.

The Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Inland region from 10 a.m. today until 9 p.m., with high temperatures ranging between 98 degrees and 108 degrees, according to the forecast.

That’s far below some of the records set Saturday.

Palm Springs tied the second-highest temperature ever of 122 degrees. The all-time high was 123 degrees reached four times, the most recent being on both July 28 and July 29 in 1995.

The record high for June 24 in Palm Springs had been 121 degrees set in 1981, Albright said.

Meanwhile Death Valley set a new June 24 high with 127 degrees, up from 125 degrees in 2006.

Saturday’s sizzling 127 degrees was just 7 degrees below the all-time record of 134 degrees set on July 10, 1913, Albright said.

Elsewhere, the San Bernardino Mountains community of Big Bear Lake hit an all-time high of 87 degrees Saturday. Albright said.

The previous record was 86 degrees in 2002.

Idyllwild tied a record of 94 degrees set in 1981, he said.