Temperatures cool and air quality worsens Tuesday

By next weekend, temps warm to 5-10 above average

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Temperatures are trending between one and three degrees cooler from Sunday into Monday. Tuesday through Thursday look to bring similar highs. This means upper 70s/lower 80s for the valley, mid/upper 70s for the Kern River Valley, upper 60s/lower 70s for southern mountains and upper 70s/lower 80s for desert cities. Some cloud coverage will build Tuesday evening and some gusty winds will blow as a weak trough briefly passes over our area.

Starting Friday, we'll see temperatures warm. Friday and Saturday will both bring jumps of a couple degrees each day. This means by Saturday, highs look to trend about 5-10 degrees warmer than a typical late October. Monday brings a cool-down back to temperatures closer to normal.

For reference, Bakersfield seasonal high for this time of year is 77 degrees so the next week remains warmer than average.

Tuesday, air quality worsens to an AQI of 100, which is technically moderate but right on the edge of unhealthy for sensitive groups. 

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