Bakersfield will be dealing with bad air into next week
Bad air quality across the San Joaquin Valley floor -- that is the weather headline for the remainder of the week.
The hazy skies will mean high particulate matter. Try to minimize your outdoor activities. Wood burning is also prohibited.
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High pressure over the Southwest will remain into the weekend and the beginning of next year. Originally the bridge was expected to break down by New Year's Day, allowing for a chance of rainfall. But that will not happen now.
The ridge will remain into the early part of next year. No rain is forecast for the next seven days. That means the haze will remain, as well.
Higher elevations, like most mountain spots and the desert locations, will see more sunshine and temperatures a bit warmer. Highs across the south valley floor will be in the low 60s, whereas the rest of the county will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.