BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The desert and mountain cities are waking up to rain this morning, and it's a healthier amount than we were hoping for!
The Tehachapi area could pick up half an inch of rain by the time the rain is done today. But with the storm's trajectory coming up over the desert, it doesn't look like there will be enough lift to get the bulk of the rain up and over the mountains.
So the valley cities have a slight chance to see some rain, with Arvin possibly picking up something measurable, maybe a hundredth of an inch in Bakersfield, but cities in the west valley likely get just a trace amount if we're lucky.
With the rain and a light breeze, Tehachapi looks to be the wettest, with a high of 57 and Isabella looks to get some rain too with a high of 63. Bakersfield will remain cloudy with just a little rain, a high of 61 and air quality that continues to get worse, now climbing to the unhealthy for sensitive groups range. 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: http://www.valleyair.org/CBYBregistration/
Another Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for the valley, but that really only affects the cities north of the Kern County line. Purchase our 23ABC Storm Shield mobile and tablet app to stay up-to-date with storm watches and warnings like this as they are issued: iTunes iOS - http://bit.ly/19GOkIc & Google Play - http://bit.ly/1d83Vy4
The weekend ahead turns sunny and warmer with highs in the upper 60s to 70 degrees for Super Bowl Sunday in the mountains. Unfortunately in the valley we have a good chance for widespread dense fog, which would mean more gray and gloomy days ahead.
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