Tuesday will be windy, with rain overnight
Windy weather returns Tuesday afternoon.
A wind advisory has been issued from 5 p.m. to 8 Wednesday morning.
Sustained winds may reach 25-35 mph for the Kern mountain, desert and Kern River Valley areas. Blowing dust may happen for the Bakersfield area, even though there is no advisory posted in that area.
The front pushing the strong winds drops out of Washington and arrives late in the afternoon. Increasing clouds, cooler air and a chance for overnight showers for the Kern mountain areas start as early as midnight.
Rainfall will be light, but we're forecasting a 50 percent chance for the mountain areas through noon Wednesday. Expect .10-.25 of an inch of rainfall in those areas. Bakersfield has a 20 percent chance for light rain Wednesday morning. A trace to .05 of an inch forecast tomorrow morning.
The colder air associated with the front will keep afternoon highs a good 10-degrees below normal. Bakersfield and the south valley will stay in the 70s, and mountain areas fall back to the 50s.
Thursday into the weekend, warmer air returns. Afternoon high temperatures return to the 80s Thursday.
Then, by the weekend, highs will near 100!
A building ridge of high pressure takes over the desert southwest to increase afternoon highs close to record setting temps by the end of the weekend.
Skies will be clear with no more rain in sight headed into the end of the month.