HEAT WAVE #4 MAY BE SOON
Good Thursday morning everybody! The cooler mornings we have seen of late are over for now. Temperatures will start in the mid-70s today as a warming trend gets ready to take over today into the weekend. Temperatures are forecast to run near 100 degrees Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If we do that,m that would equal our fourth heat wave of the year with three straight days of triple-digit temperatures. Today's high will be in the upper nineties at 97, which is seasonal for this time of year.
The reason... a ridge of high pressure moves off of the Pacific Coastline and moves inland today to create a warmer air flow coming in out of the East.
There will be a slight chance for instability thunderstorms due to convection in the atmosphere for the Sierras from Bishop all the way down to the south end of the Sierras near Kern County. For now we are not forecasting any thunderstorms in the Kern River valley. The ridge will weaken a bit by Monday and bring temperatures back down into the mid-to-upper 90s for the remainder of next week.
Skies should stay mostly sunny over the next 10 days.
Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman- August 17, 6:39 AM
Today's Record Temperatures