BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield topped out at only 72 degrees this afternoon which is 5 degrees below normal. Wasco was our local hotspot at only 74 degrees today. Thursday turns slightly warmer with highs in the upper 70s before the Friday night storm. Gusty NW winds at 20 to 25 mph will return with rain arriving in the Bakersfield area by dinner time. Snow levels start out high at 7,000 ft. but drop to 4,000 ft. Saturday morning. Only 2 to 3 inches of snow is expected but that could be enough to cause problems.