MORE RAIN ON THE WAY
An atmospheric river taking aim on Central California yet again across Kern County and this is already bringing us rain. So far, Meadows Field has only seen .07" of rain, but by the time this storm is over they could see up to .25" with mountains seeing up to .50". This storm is not as impressive as Friday's storm, which brought heavy rain all across Kern County and gusty winds through the passes. Visibility is sitting at a "0" right now over the Grapevine due to low-lying clouds, so I suggest avoiding the Grapevine until the visibility clears up, which may not be until tomorrow morning. If you do decide to drive through the Grapevine reduce following distance between cars and put on your low beams. Tomorrow night the atmospheric river backs off and this will give us a slight break from the rain before the next storm arrives on Tuesday. The track of this Tuesday storm is looking to remain more north of the area, so I have only posted a 20% chance for rain Tuesday. Following this low, another trough drops in and this will bring us a 50% chance for rain across Kern County turning to snow late Wednesday night into Thursday morning in the mountains.
Snow levels will drop to 4,000' Wednesday night and they could see 1-3" of snow with rainfall totals not exceeding .25" in the South Valley with up to a .50" of rain in the mountains.
After Thursday morning, we will get another break from the rain into Friday and then another stormy weekend is in store for this upcoming Saturday and Sunday as a low drops down from Alaska, bringing more rain and snow.
Weathercaster Kahtia Hall- 7:37 PM February 19, 2017
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