Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of isolated showers
Warm air will increase daytime temps
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - We're tracking a chance of isolated showers as we get ready for the weekend. Rain chances are low, with the system looking favorable for Northern California. Warm air and a surge of moisture will increase daytime temperatures and will bring us above average. Today brings a high of 64 degrees in Bakersfield, 56 degrees in Lake Isabella, and 55 degrees in Tehachapi. Rain chances are slim, as moist clouds will likely produce virga. Rain chances for today are 20% for the Valley and mountain communities. Meanwhile, Kern River Valley has a slightly higher chance of showers at 30%.
Today's Air Quality falls in the 'Moderate' range on the Air Quality Index scale. Today's air quality index number is 95. Also, no wood burning is permitted without registration. You can register here: http://www.valleyair.org/CBYBregistration/
Unsettle weather will continue to impact our valley and a change to our weather pattern going into the weekend. Warm air mass will reach the valley increasing humidity levels and causing instability in our atmosphere. With that said, we can expect areas with unstable weather which will lead to rain chances through the end of the work week.
Snow levels will start at 4,000 feet however it will quickly climb to 8,000 feet due to the warm air. Warmer air will cause temperatures to climb into the 60's just slightly above average. Muggy conditions could be expected. We could see areas of isolated shower for Kern County late tonight.