BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Highs moved up slightly into the mid 70s Wednesday afternoon, and we'll even warmer numbers through Friday.
As a strong ridge of high pressure builds, expect low 80s in the valley today with moderate air quality, then we'll climb to the mid to upper-80s on our warmest day tomorrow. The Lake Isabella region will see similar temperatures while Tehachapi and Frazier Park will be in the mid-70s today and lower 80s tomorrow.
The nice thing about this ridge of high pressure is that it gives us clear skies to view the partial solar eclipse today! The moon will pass in front of the sun beginning at 2:08 p.m. and lasting until about 4:38 p.m. To view it safely, ABC Tech News says you should place a small hole in a card and hold it between the sun and a sheet of white paper positioned a few feet away, creating a projection of the sun's crescent.
Our next cold front moves into the Pacific Northwest late Friday night, knocking the ridge out of the way. That means on Saturday we will start to see some clouds, but it will only be a few degrees cooler, with afternoon highs dropping to the lower 80s. Winds overnight Saturday into Sunday drop temperatures dramatically, so we will top out only in the lower 70s that day, with Tehachapi only topping out in the upper 50s!
There is a slight chance we could see some sprinkles in our mountain communities this weekend, but don't hold your breath, as much of the activity looks to break apart well to our north before it gets into our area.
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