BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The threat of thunderstorms is over for Kern County as monsoonal moisture has backed off across California. What we're expected today and over the next few days is a dry air mass, paired with an onshore flow. This onshore flow will keep things breezy in the Kern mountain and Kern Desert communities. An Air Quality Warning remains in effect for Kern and Tulare counties through 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Despite the Air Quality Warning, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has forecast air quality in the 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups,' range today on the Air Quality Index scale. Today's air quality number is 105.
We hit a high of 98 degrees in Bakersfield yesterday and today will be similar, with an afternoon high of 99 degrees. We'll hit up over the next two days, but will hover just above our seasonal averages over the next several days.
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