Storm system pushes through the region

High Wind Warning and Red Flag Warning in effect
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Posted at 3:58 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 02:32:46-04

Fall weather has arrived! We saw those 70's and good air quality this weekend. Expect even cooler conditions to start off next week!

After a few days of nicer weather, a disturbance will push through the region, bringing some concerns.

A storm system will be affecting Kern County by Monday, taking highs back into the 50s and 60s for much of the county.

This second storm brings with it a small chance for rain once again, but the bigger issues looks to be gusty winds.

A High Wind Watch is already in effect for Monday for most of Kern County. With this, low humidity, gusty winds, and dry fuels lead to fire concerns. We are under a Red Flag Warning on Monday for the West Side Hills and San Joaquin Valley.

Wind gusts could reach up to 65 mph in wind prone areas. In the San Joaquin Valley expect NW winds 15-25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Make sure to stay clear of large vehicles (if possible) and trees or power lines.

Visibility could be reduced due to blowing dust. Be cautious while driving.

Air quality will move back into the unhealthy range for sensitive groups on Monday with an AQI of 103.

However, high pressure will bring a warming trend to the area along with decreased winds from Wednesday - Friday.