Blowing dust, possible rain and an earthquakes tops your Wednesday weather news

Eyewitness News’ Aaron Perlman delivers his weather forecast. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A wind advisory has been extended for the Kern mountain and desert areas until 10 a.m.

Gusts may reach 60 mph in some of the mountain ranges.

Blowing dust will also be a likely story for the Kern desert and the south end of the valley floor from 3 p.m. to midnight.

The northwesterly wind will keep mostly cloudy skies through the first half of the day. Skies will clear by the night, but rain may affect some mountain areas first. There's a 40 percent chance for mountain light rain through 10 a.m. A trace to .05 of an inch is expected.

The northwesterly air flow brings chilly air. Temps will be a good 10-15 degrees below normal. Bakersfield and the south valley top out in the low or mid 70s, with mountain areas in the low 50s.

Eventually we will see warmer air return. A warming trend starts Thursday and heads into the beginning of next week. Temps will rise from the low 70s to the century marker by Monday.

A building ridge of high pressure arrives Thursday over the southwest to keep skies clear.

There was also an earthquake near Santa Barbara in the 9 p.m. hour Tuesday. Several aftershocks have been felt in that area since into Wednesday morning.

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