WIND ADVISORY IN MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS
Another cold front is making its way through the state and that is really cranking up those winds, especially in our deserts and mountains. Bird Springs Pass picked up a 77 mph wind gust and out in Tehachapi 49. Because of those winds, a WIND ADVISORY remains in place until 5 am tomorrow morning. But, another one is likely to be issued each afternoon until Friday as a number of storm systems slide east of our area. Gusty winds will cause difficult driving conditions through the passes, especially for high-profile vehicles; pollen counts will be high and there is a high risk of blowing dust in the deserts and west ends of the county.
In addition to winds, we have a 60% chance for rain in our mountains until 7 a.m.. No more than .10" of rain is expected in our Tehachapi mountains and out in Frazier Park, we may see .25".
Another inside slider moves east of the area on Friday and that may trigger a slight chance for rain in our higher elevations. This low will situate itself over the Great Basin, close to an area of high pressure parked offshore. Because of the close proximity of these two systems, pressure gradients will be tightly packed together and winds will be gusty yet again Thursday and Friday.
The low will slide east for the weekend, widening those pressure gradients and relaxing those winds. That high pressure will move onshore, heating temperatures into the 90s for the weekend.
Weathercaster Kahtia Hall - 5:59 PM April 24, 2017
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