BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The snow in the mountains is already tapering off and we look to be dry by mid-day with slowly clearing skies and a cool breeze. As a result, there will be a few degrees above freezing this afternoon in the mountain cities, causing some snowmelt, which then refreezes quickly this evening. So expect the mountain roads to be icy and take it easy heading over the passes on this Getaway Friday. As for those temperatures, expect afternoon highs in the mid-30s in the south mountains, mid-40s in the Kern River Valley and low 50s in the south valley.
We're heading into a hard freeze overnight, with some rural valley locations dropping to the critical 20s early tomorrow morning. This weekend is gorgeous with a return to the sunny 60s before we start seeing increasing clouds late Sunday heading into a promising chance of rain on Monday.
Looking ahead to next week, Tuesday is cool and breezy with another couple chances of rain trying to move in next Thursday and next Saturday too. That means the next 10 days will be cool and breezy, with below average temperatures and great air quality.