Another cold front moved through Kern County on Sunday, with highs in the low 60's in Bakersfield. With this, we saw quite a bit of cloud coverage in the Valley and our Mountain communities.
A storm system will impact parts of California starting on Monday evening. Precipitation will initially begin in Yosemite, before moving Southward through Tuesday. Heaviest precipitation will be confined in the Sierra Mtns.
We could also see up to 18 inches of snowfall as well, mainly above 7,000 ft, North of Kern County.
The question is, will that moisture make it all the way to Kern County?
Latest models have trended toward yes, bringing in measurable rain, but we still don't see a lot of consistency from run to run.
I'll keep our chances at 40% on Tuesday, because while the latest signs are encouraging, this system may definitely still fall apart.
As this system exits the region, there's a good chance we will see a period of gusty winds in our Mountain and Desert communities.
Later next week, we a ridge of high pressure will take over, bringing dry conditions and a warming trend as we head into next weekend.
We will also see the chance for Tule fog in the San Joaquin Valley on Wednesday through the end of the week.