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Santa Ana winds bring dry 90s back to Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's the beginning of October, and the beginning of Fall, so the Santa Ana winds are kicking up right on schedule!

The warm and dry easterly winds have already started in the mountains to our south overnight, and we'll see more dramatic warming today as the winds continue. Expect our local mountains to see wind gusts around 25 mph, which will enhance the dry conditions. Frazier Park is already seeing only 17% humidity before sunrise, and it looks to get worse.

As you can imagine, this means we have explosive fire weather dangers in our local mountains through tomorrow. We have a Fire Weather Watch in effect here locally from 7 p.m. tonight through 7 p.m. tomorrow night.

The heat will also be a factor, as the desert and valley communities jump to the 90s today, and the mountains jump to the 80s. Valley air quality remains moderate.

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