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Sunny skies and cooler temperatures on the way this week

Improved air quality: moderate range
Updated: 2019-06-26 01:56:05Z

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County felt slightly cooler temperatures today with clear skies in the valley and high thin clouds in the mountains.

A low pressure system is moving into the pacific northwest through Thursday. this will increase winds and drop temperatures drastically for the next few days.

On Wednesday, Bakersfield will drop to the low-90s, which is below seasonal! the Kern River Valley will be in the mid-80s and the south mountains in the 70s.

Winds will begin to pick up, especially in the mountains and desert on Wednesday and Thursday. this will improve the valley air quality to moderate on Wednesday. You can expect gusty winds through the passes.

Friday and Saturday will be below seasonal but warming. by Sunday and into early next week, gradually warming temperatures and nearing the triple digits for the Fourth of July!

The National Weather Service wants to remind everyone that "Along with this rapid increase in temperatures will be an increase in snow melt in the mountains. An increase in snow melt can make rivers levels rise with swift currents, and the water within rivers will be very cold. The combination of a swift current with very cold water can result in dangerous to deadly conditions for those planning to enter area rivers to get relief from the heat."

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