A week system moves through California today, dropping temps into the lows 80's in Bakersfield and 60's in Tehachapi. This will also bring a chance of showers into higher elevations of the Sierra Nevadas. Don't expect strong organized storms, as they'll be light and remain mostly above 6,000 feet, but you may feel some drizzle or hear a clap of thunder.
Easter Sunday and Monday will be very dry as high pressure builds over Central California. The skies will clear and we'll remain in the lower 80s on Saturday, with sunshine and stability returning to the region just in time for Easter Sunday. Expect Sunday morning to be in the 60s, so you'll need a sweater when you go to church, but things will heat up quickly and we'll get up to 85° Sunday afternoon.
Monday will be the hottest day, topping out at 90° in Bakersfield that afternoon. However, a cold front will sweep into the region that evening, bringing a 20° drop in temperatures. That front will also bring a slight chance of rain to the valley and mountains on Tuesday, so expect some clouds and a brisk breeze to kick up.
The winds will continue on Wednesday, with blowing dust possible in the desert as the front sweeps out of the region. The cold air behind that front will provide the coolest day in the forecast, topping out at just 70° in Bakersfield, 64° in Lake Isabella and just 55° in Tehachapi.
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