Sunday weather | Flash flood warnings, thunderstorms hit Bakersfield
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017:
The afternoon heat drove thunderstorms right back into Kern county for a second day.
Heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and Flash Flood Warnings throughout the county. Bakersfield's strongest storm of the summer hit around 4:30 PM and should continue through 8 PM. If you have any damage to your home let us know. You can send your images to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bakersfieldnow. As of this post the KBAK / KBFX Eyewitness News Weather Authority Center has received .07" of rain within 5 minutes. Full updates will be available tomorrow morning.
Advisories to know about... a Flash Flood Warning has been issued from Tehachapi towards Rio Bravo til 6:45 PM. Another Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the Frazier Park to Pine Mountain Club area until 6:30 PM. Plus... a Flood Advisory posted for the Arvin area until 6:15 PM. On top of all of that the Heat Wave has moved on to day 10 as a Heat Advisory holds until 9 PM tonight.
Key note... the stronger the winds... less rainfall in your area. However.... wind gusts reported around 43 MPH have been reported at the airport. I would not be surprised to find stronger winds up to 50 MPH.
Labor Day will still be hot with highs in the low 100's. That will help drive the monsoonal flow for one more day as a low to the Baja region holds. This will create a 20-40% chance for thunderstorms. Tuesday the heat and storms should end. Temps fall back to the 90s. Heat Wave #4 should end.