BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A surge of warm air reached Kern County warming us up over 10 degrees above average. Daytime high reached 67 degrees 9 degrees above our average high. Warmer air will continue to hover over our area therefore temperatures will continue to be slightly average high.
Warmer air and high humidity levels will continue which will lead to an unstable atmosphere, therefore, isolated showers will continue. The uncertainty of the showers are high at the moment since they wont be widespread. Mostly cloudy skies will continue through Kern County. We can expect the same weather pattern for the next 48 hours. Keep those umbrellas handy!
Friday's Air Quality falls in the 'Moderate' range on the Air Quality Index scale. Air quality index number is 89. Also, no wood burning is permitted without registration. You can register here: http://www.valleyair.org/CBYBregistration/
Due to the warm air snow levels have climbed significantly to above 8,000 feet. No snow for our mountain communities. Expect breezy conditions along with isolated showers for Kern River Valley and surrounding foothills. Also, Tehachapi will experience overcast skies and rain.
A series of shortwaves "disturbances" will ride the jet stream each with a different weather pattern but with something in common a surge of warm air and humidity. For the next 48 hours isolated showers will dominate our area we welcome any rain chances since we need that moisture. Purchase our 23ABC Storm Shield mobile and tablet app to stay up-to-date with storm watches and warnings as they are issued: iTunes iOS - http://bit.ly/19GOkIc & Google Play - http://bit.ly/1d83Vy4