More sunshine as we stay warm and windy

High pressure dominates with off shore flow

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield officially topped out at 101 Monday, feeling more like summer than fall.

It's going to be another hot day, but not as hot nor as dry as yesterday. Expect a high of 99 in Bakersfield, 93 in Isabella and 83 in Tehachapi today with continued dry conditions and easterly winds, but it's not as bad as yesterday.

Valley air quality has improved to the moderate range and we'll see sunny skies today as we wait on a chance of mountain thunderstorms tomorrow as moisture from Tropical Storm Roslyn to our south gets dragged up into Southern California by a low just off the coast. We'll see increasing clouds and feel the humidity, but I'll only call it a 30% chance of hearing thunder or getting any rain in Tehachapi and Frazier Park, everyone else looks to get skipped by the action.

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We'll turn sunny again on Thursday before fresh air arrives from the north on Friday, bringing us back to the seasonal upper 80s here in the valley. A cold front Friday night will bring blustery winds and a big cool down, meaning highs only in the 70s here in the valley this weekend as the month of October begins!

Looking ahead, there's a slight chance of rain next Monday, but we'll have to wait and watch that system to see just how wet it is and if we can bring that moisture this far south. Stay tuned.

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