CHILLY MORNINGS AND MILD AFTERNOONS
The continuous trend of mild days and cold mornings will not break through at least Wednesday. A weak ridge over the region has brought a push of high clouds overhead. The front end of the ridge and a front dropping out of the northwest has pushed the high clouds out of the northwest into the region today. No rain is forecast. The northwesterly flow becomes more dry tomorrow as a more dramatic airflow falls across the state. This will help temps fall a few more degrees for the south valley, but more dominant in our mountain areas. Expect breezy conditions for the south valley and mountain areas Tuesday from the moving front. This will keep highs seasonal and lows typically cold as the changing fronts move by (30's in the morning / 50's in the afternoon).
Thursday into Friday the next ridge builds ahead of the next cold air mass to make a dent into Kern County. This ridge will bring highs back to the 60's for the south valley floor. Likely morning temps will rise to the 40's. Mountain areas will rise to the 50's. Skies will be clear. Then, late Friday into the weekend we'll see our next storm front arrive. The first of December to bring snow to our mountain areas. Right now... the front may stay further north of the area, but tons of clouds will arrive and colder air... similar to what we saw last week. We have posted a 20% chance for rain late Friday into early Monday. These are scattered showers for the area. For now... we will watch how much precipitation we will see from it. Likely snow levels are forecast to fall to 4,000' by Sunday. So... it could be an issue for those traveling this weekend.
Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman- December 5 ,2016 5:52 AM
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