A TRANQUIL HOLIDAY WEEKEND- FULL OF LOVE
Very pleasant weather was enjoyed yet again in Kern County on Friday. Highs reached the mid 70s, despite a lot of haze in the south valley. Several 2-hour fog delays were called in the Delano area Friday morning due to dense fog. I expect a similar situation on Saturday morning regarding fog to the northwest of Bakersfield. Temperatures should again be several degrees cooler, about 70 for a high in the south valley. Mountains will peak in the mid 60s. There will be a few more clouds. The weather system that was previously forecast to bring windy conditions to Kern County tomorrow is too far to the north of us, so it likely won't be that windy.
Upper level high pressure builds back strongly by Monday and Tuesday. Highs will return to the mid and upper 70s for early next week. A pattern change is still anticipated for mid-week, however the cold front bringing rain has been pushed back about 12 hours. So Thursday is the primary day for shower activity, with no rain at all on Wednesday. Highs should rocket into the low 80s on Wednesday ahead of the change. I'm predicting between a quarter and half inch of rain next Thursday with the first of several storm systems.
The following weekend appears dry right now, but by the Tuesday and Wednesday of the next week more rain is likely to affect most of California.
Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO, February 12, 2016, 6:27 pm
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