BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Another day without rain as we head out of February! This month marks the eighth driest February In Bakersfield since rainfall records began back in 1893. The National Weather Service reports seeing .09 inche(s) of rainfall for the entire month. With this, we are seeing above average temperatures on Monday, running about 6-9 degrees above average for this time of year. We can expect dry conditions until at least Wednesday morning. We could see a slight chance of precipitation later that day into Thursday, with the best chance occurring in the highest elevations of our mountain communities.
On Sunday wind speeds reached up to 73 mph in La County. Here in Kern County, we saw wind speeds reach up to 54 mph in the early morning hours near the Grapevine. The trough bringing these increasing winds will move further Southeast toward Northern Mexico. Expect another round of breezy winds on Monday morning. Air quality during this time will remain in the “good” range, with an AQI of 44.
Bakersfield is set to see those 70’s for most of next week, with those high 70’s on Friday. Temperatures will likely fall back into the 60’s by Sunday.
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Chief Meteorologist Elaina Rusk
Meteorologist Brandon Michaels