BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Most valley cities jumped into the low 60s Thursday afternoon, and you can expect more of the same for the coming weekend.
We will see some cloud cover today and tomorrow thanks to a storm moving to our north, but it's not very strong and not very wet, so it looks like we'll get skipped completely by the light showers. Bakersfield will top out at 63 with moderate air quality, the same as yesterday, while Lake Isabella will climb to 58 and it looks like Tehachapi tops out at just 50.
A ridge of high pressure starts building on Sunday, and that means sunshine and stability for the next several days. It will be slightly cooler in the valley than in the mountains because we will have to wait for our dense fog to burn off each morning before we can start warming up in the afternoon. So expect highs in the upper 50s to low 60s in Bakersfield Sunday through Christmas Eve while Lake Isabella will be in the lower to mid-60s during that time.
Clouds arrive on Christmas Day, but it looks dry for Santa's flight and we're not too worried (yet) about the slight chance of rain for that day. We'll keep an eye on this as it gets closer! For now expect a Christmas high of 58 in Bakersfield.
Our next best chance for rain moves in New Year's Eve... stay tuned.