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7 DAY FORECAST
HOURLY
79
Clear
Friday-
Sunny
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69
0%
97
69
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind10mph WNW
Humidity27%
UVVery High
Saturday-
Sunny
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70
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101
70
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind9mph W
Humidity28%
UVVery High
Sunday-
Mostly Sunny
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75
0%
105
75
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind11mph W
Humidity23%
UVVery High
Monday-
Partly Cloudy
103
74
10%
103
74
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation10%
Wind11mph NW
Humidity25%
UVVery High
Tuesday-
Partly Cloudy
99
73
0%
99
73
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation0%
Wind10mph NW
Humidity34%
UVVery High
Wednesday-
Mostly Sunny
100
72
0%
100
72
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind10mph NW
Humidity35%
UVVery High
Thursday-
Partly Cloudy
104
75
0%
104
75
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation0%
Wind9mph W
Humidity31%
UVVery High
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind5mph W
Humidity39%
UVModerate
Visibility10 miles
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NICE FRIDAY, THEN THE NEXT HEAT WAVE

The Summer of '17 has taken a brief break with highs only in the mid to upper 90s on Thursday. But hotter weather is destined for this weekend as upper level high pressure shifts back to the west. Currently, the center of massive high pressure is over Kansas with horribly hot weather in the middle of the country. That system will be back over our region by Sunday with much hotter conditions. Highs on Friday should hold in the mid or upper 90s, but 101° is forecast for Saturday and 105° by Sunday. Heat stress will become moderate again this weekend.

Smoke from the category 5 Detwiler fire in Mariposa County could drift south according to specialized models that predict smoke movement. We may see smoke layers that primarily affect mountain towns above 5,000 feet. Air quality from the fire should not be a major issue in the valley portion of Kern County, despite an Air Quality Alert that has been in place for nearly a week.

A brief plume of tropical moisture is indicated to move northward close to Kern County on Monday. I have increased cloudiness in the mountains that day an included a 20% chance for showers or thunderstorms. Weak low pressure just off the coast develops and then moves inland on Monday. By Tuesday that disturbance moves quickly to the northeast and out of our area, taking any chance for rain with it. Slightly cooler conditions will ensure Tuesday and Wednesday with highs close to 100°. In fact, Heat Wave #3 is set to start up again on this weekend with only a small moderation associated with the aforementioned weak disturbance.

By the end of next week and into the final weekend of July much hotter weather is expected with expansion of the upper level ridge. Highs should rebound into the 104 to 108 degree range. A big difference from our current conditions will be a noticeable increase in humidity levels. I'm predicting intense heat stress for that final weekend of July.

Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO- 6:51 PM July 20, 2017

SUNRISE
05:56:54 am
SUNSET
08:08:17 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High112
F
Record Low50
F