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Winds increase ahead of our next storm

Scattered showers on Saturday and Sunday
Updated: 2019-12-07 01:49:24-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County is feeling above average temperatures today before the return of rain to the region this weekend.

Ahead of this storm, we are tracking strong winds along the Grapevine and West Side Hills. The Grapevine has already felt gusts reaching 63 mph. With these strong winds, you can expect good air quality on Saturday. There are no restrictions, but burning is still discouraged.

The storm will bring scattered showers to the valley and mountains Saturday afternoon through Sunday. The valley and mountains could see 0.10 to 0.25 inches of rain, while the desert will see little to no rain. Snow levels will be around 7,500 feet on Saturday, dropping to 6,000 feet by Sunday. It looks like most of the precipitation from this storm will be staying north of the county.

As this storm clears out on Monday, fog will become and issue in the early morning hours.

Winds increase again on Wednesday, but it looks like next will be dry with near seasonal temperatures.

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