WE WAIT FOR THURSDAY RAIN
Skies will be mostly clear today after the cloudy skyline from yesterday. The off shore low will push more moisture into the state but to our north. In fact... a weak surface ridge will keep the cloud coverage away from us... to the north. The clear skyline will then start our mornings out cool with mild afternoons. That means we wait for the approaching low, associate low pressure system to arrive. That will not happen until Thursday. The leading front with the low will create a pre-frontal warm up which will likely bring temps to their warmest of the week that day, until the front passes by. Temperature highs will be in the low to mid 80's through that time period. More clouds arrive into that day.
The storm will move up from the southwest. The subtropical moisture with this will be warm, so snow levels will remain high. Rainfall amounts forecast as moderate and more focused over the Grapevine than anywhere else. Gusty winds will arrive first, then the rain. Gusts up to 40-50 MPH are expected. The rain over the mountains range around .25-.75". The Bakersfield area and south valley may see .25-.50". The European model suggest more on the aggressive side of things with up to .75-1.00" of rainfall. That would be great, but the American is more subdued to a mere .25"... tops. Time will tell. Either way rain arrives Thursday afernoon into the evening and Friday morning. We are posting a 70% chance of rain for the mountain areas with a 60% chance in our south valley areas.
Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman- October 25, 2016 7:33 AM
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