More rain, blustery winds in Kern County's forecast
NOTE: This forecast was last updated at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Light rainfall started Monday morning around 2 a.m. Bakersfield received .05 of an inch.
The most has been in Lake Isabella with .45 of an inch. These numbers are as of 9 a.m.
More rain is forecasted as the day moves on, but the winds will become the bigger story by early afternoon.
A high wind warning has been issued from noon Monday until 7 Tuesday morning. This is for the San Joaquin Valley, the Kern mountains and Kern River Valley. Wind speeds will be sustained around 25-40 mph with gusts at 60 mph. Watch for blowing debris and potential trees damage.
The wind will create a rain shadow effect for the Bakersfield area. This will block any chances of rainfall. Most mountain locations will still get rain into our desert spots. Once the wind dies down, we will have rain return the Kern County, which should start overnight into Tuesday.
Bakersfield may get a total of .25-.50 of an inch, Kern mountains 1-2 inches, Kern River Valley 1.50-2.50 inches and desert areas at .10-.50 of an inch.
Showers may linger into early Wednesday morning. This is when snow levels will drop to 5,000 feet and may bring up to an inch of snow, but don't expect a lot.
Temperatures should remain mild due to the subtropical nature of the front coming by. The coldest day will be Wednesday, as the colder air mass off the passing system moves in.
Stable air returns at the end of the week. This will bring a chance for fog to form across the San Joaquin Valley starting Thursday into the weekend.