Sunday morning brought showers to Kern County which hit the cold air and turned to a dusting of snow four our higher elevations! Another weak storm taking the same track is providing a repeat of that forecast this morning.
We are seeing some snow in Alta Sierra with scattered snow showers near Frazier Park and Pine Mountain Club. Colder air coming in with this storm keeps our temperatures about the same as yesterday, with the mid-50s here in the valley, well below our average of 66 for this time of year. The mountain cities will briefly top out in the 40s this afternoon, providing snowmelt for that light dusting, which will then freeze into black ice tonight.
Valley air quality is in the moderate range today, so wood burning in the valley is only allowed for people who have registered their fireplaces & wood burning devices with the Valley Air District. You can register here
. With high pressure building tomorrow and lasting through Saturday, I expect sunshine, stability and warming heading into our weekend. Air quality will get worse, meaning it could be unhealthy for sensitive groups by the end of the work week.
As for that warming trend, stable conditions means we will likely see valley fog for the middle of the week, with sunshine and 70s Friday and Saturday here in the valley! Our mountain friends will also feel that seasonal warming with sunny 60s by Friday.
But it will be a bit short lived... as another storm is trying to move over Central California. Right now I'll call for a few degrees of cooling and in increased wind, but I'm not yet confident in how much moisture this system will be carrying toward our area and if it will be enough to overcome our valley rainshadow. Stay tuned!
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