BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield topped out at 94 degrees Thursday... four degrees below average. But that's the last of the below average weather, as we get back into the 100s today in the valley and Kern River Valley.
The weather not only gets hot but will also turn humid this weekend as the monsoon pushes cloud cover and possibly some rain showers and thunderstorm chances into the Kern County desert and mountain cities. I'll leave the chances at 20% for now on Saturday and Sunday.
The 100s will last through the weekend and likely all of next week as we transition into August. On average we get 38 days of 100 degree highs.... We've 18 days of 100-degree weather so far this season and we could add 10 more in a row to that total. Last year we hit 100 or above 35 times and we're on track to do the same or worse this year. We'll keep you posted.
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