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Kern County seeing the hottest temperatures all summer!

Isolated thunderstorms and rain take over parts of Kern County
Posted at 11:56 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 02:56:45-04

A strong upper level ridge of high pressure is dominating weather patterns over the next several days. Parts of Kern County may see isolated thunderstorms into next week. These storms will be shifting mainly towards the mountains.
On Saturday Kern County saw two flash flood warnings; in the Tejon Ranch area, near Lebec and near Pine Mountain Club, where they saw just under 2 inches of rain in one hour.

Along with this rain and thunder, we are seeing high humidity and excessive heat for Kern County. The National Weather Service says this may be the strongest heatwave since 2006 for California. This will be the longest stretch of triple digit heat for Kern County. The Valley will see highs reach 110 degrees, and over in the desert highs will reach 115.