NICE COOL DOWN FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS
A much needed cool down in store over the next couple of days as a nice onshore flow filters into our area cooling us down 10-15 degrees from what we felt over the past few days. Today highs will reach the mid to upper 80s across the South Valley, low 70s in the mountains and upper 70s in the Kern River Valley. We will also be watching winds pick up this afternoon in our mountains and deserts, so expect gusty winds over Highway 58 and Grapevine. Blowing dust could be a potential in the west ends of the county as well near Taft and Lost Hills.
80s will stick around at least until Saturday and then high pressure starts to work its way into our area. As it does, the mercury will start to climb again, meaning highs will be warming up as we head into Memorial Day. Temperatures for the South Valley are forecasted to reach the upper 90s and by Tuesday and Wednesday triple digits will make a return. Keep in mind, the "Turn Up the Heat Contest" is still going on so make sure to go to bakersfieldnow.com and enter in the day and time you think we are going to hit 105 degrees and if you get it right, you could win $1000.
Weathercaster KAHTIA HALL - 9:19 AM May 25, 2017
Today's Record Temperatures