AIR QUALITY WARNING IN PLACE UNTIL 10 AM, BUT MAY BE EXTENDED DUE TO THE CLOUDS
Due to lingering haze from the surrounding wildfires burning across the area and high pressure overhead, an Air Quality WARNING remains in place until 10 AM. However, we are currently watching a disturbance that is spinning off the coastline. We will continue to see clouds move through the area from the southwest and those clouds will act like a blanket trapping in the yucky air, which means even though the Air Quality WARNING expires at 10 AM we could still see some pretty bad air tomorrow, so be mindful of the haze across the area and avoid time outdoors as much as possible. In terms of rainfall, we could possibly squeeze some light rain out of the clouds in our higher elevations, but no rain is predicted for us in the valley. I have posted a 10% chance for rain for the mountains and Kern Valley locations.
By the middle of the week, the clouds will move out and that will allow the bad air to escape dropping the air quality index back down. By Thursday, a cold front moves through the state bringing with it rain to northern California, but rain chances for us are looking slim as the days drag closer. The cold front will leave much colder air set behind it and temperatures are expected to drop 10-15 degrees from Thursday to your Friday. Highs for the South Valley will peak in the upper 60s and 50s in our mountain locations. Brrrr.
Weathercaster KAHTIA HALL October 16, 2017, 9:45 PM
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