Chances of rain arrive Thursday

Storm system clears out over the weekend
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Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 11:44:21-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Winds will be much less intense Wednesday, with sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, making for a nice day overall.

That doesn't last though, as another front will push into Kern County late Thursday.

This front will also bring strong winds into Kern, with gusts of 50 miles per hour or faster once again possible in eastern Kern.

However, this front is just the leading edge of a larger system, which means we'll see more than just wind!

Models have consistently shown a good rain chance for Kern County as this next storm swings in off of the Pacific.

The mostly likely period for the rain to arrive is Thursday evening through Friday morning.

Rain totals look to be between about 0.10" to 0.25" in the Valley, with higher totals in the foothills and along west-facing slopes, where up to 0.75" may fall.

We're also looking at mountain snow with this system, but it should stay above pass level, with snow levels dropping to around 4,500 feet.

Even if we did see some snowflakes at pass level, little accumulation is expected.