BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - We now have three active wildfires burning in Kern County. The newest being the Havilah fire, making for the second wildfire in Kern River Valley. There is major improvement in the containment of the Range Fire. However, wind speeds are expected to increase this afternoon and this evening that will make it challenging for crews battling the Cedar and Havilah fires.
An Air Quality Warning in effect is set to expire at 2:30pm this afternoon. Still, we can expect hazy conditions across the county. This also impacts Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties.
On a positive note, we are still safe from triple digits heat and will reach highs right around seasonal averages this afternoon. We are expecting mid to upper 90s in the valley, upper 70s to mid 80s in the Kern mountains, and mid-90s and a sprinkle of triple digits for the Kern Desert.
We have high pressure moving in from the coast tomorrow, which will bump up temperatures Monday afternoon, which will make for a hot walk home from the bus stop.
We're also tracking a system from the Gulf of Alaska that will impact us later in the week that will bring us down several degrees cooler froms where we are expected to reach on Monday.
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!