BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - After pushing the clouds out of the region overnight, we're heading into a sunny and warm weekend as a ridge of high pressure builds offshore of Southern California.
This weekend we'll see the lower 70s in the valley today, the mid-70s on Saturday and close to 80° by Sunday. The Kern River Valley will be in the upper 60s today, lower-70s tomorrow and the mid-70s Sunday while Tehachapi will start in the lower 60s today and climb to the upper 60s by the end of the weekend.
Sunday night we will start to see an intrusion of clouds and the breezes pick up as yet another storm tracks into Northern California on Monday. We'll see some slight cooling that day, but once again Kern County will get skipped by the rain.
As for the March Meet at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway this weekend, temperatures will be in the mid-to upper 70s, which feel like the sweaty 80s on the track. So pack your ear plugs and your sunscreen!
Don't forget, we're "springing forward" on Sunday as Daylight Saving time begins, taking us from 2 a.m. on Sunday to 3 a.m., so get ready to lose that hour of sleep.
We keep looking ahead to the later part of March as the long-range models hint at a big cool down and rainy conditions... We'll be optimistic about that outlook and pass on the details as we get closer!