WINDY THURSDAY / MUCH COOLER / SLIGHT CHANCE FOR RAIN
It was the first “perfect” day of the year in Bakersfield. Our high hit 78° with low humidity, light winds and crystal clear skies. Ideal for a picnic; and A+ on the Muziometer.
But another fast moving inside slider cold front is coming from the northwest. That system should be here by Thursday late morning. Look for clouds to gradually increase with partly cloudy conditions forecast for Thursday afternoon. A Wind Advisory is posted for the Kern County mountain and desert areas. Gusts to about 60 MPH are possible. There is a minor chance for some scattered light showers in the mountains as the system blows through. Highs on Thursday and Friday will be restricted to about 70° (which is near normal).
Then, a delightful weekend is in store with sunshine and highs returning to the upper 70s and low 80s. Saturday is another designated A+ on the Muziometer. After the great weekend, another fast moving wave will enter the northern portion of the state. This Monday system will bring only slightly cooler weather for Kern County, down into the mid 70s. Some wind will be noted in the mountains again.
Thereafter, consensus is beginning to develop that we could be in for a day or two of meaningful rainfall at the end of next week. This would be due to a consolidation of the polar jet stream across the North Pacific. Models are showing a strong west to east flow coming in right about the central coast. It looks good for some rain in Kern County a week from Friday and Saturday. We’ll see.
Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman - 7:07 AM March 30, 2017
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