BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield was pretty seasonal on Monday with a high of 89 degrees; pretty seasonal as our average is 88 degrees.
A building ridge of high pressure keeps us warm through Wednesday, so expect a forecast high of 94 today and 96 tomorrow, with air quality sitting in the moderate range.
Cooler weather arrives with strong Pacific trough moving down the state on Thursday. Expect temperatures that day to fall to the lower 90s and then we'll fall below average with the low-80s on Friday. Saturday will be the coolest, with afternoon highs in the valley topping out possibly only in the upper 70s!
With this trough digging into the state starting Thursday night, you can expect gusty winds on the passes. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph, so a Wind Advisory or High Wind Warning may need to be issued. We'll keep a close eye on this as we get closer to the weekend, but expect it to be windy through Saturday.
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