Heat has been building for the past few days, and it's officially back today.
Bakersfield hit 103° Monday, and we were far from the only warm spot.
Delano hit 99°, Tehachapi hit 96°, and China Lake soared to 109°.
We don't expect that to change Tuesday.
Bakersfield's forecast high is once again 103°, low to mid 90s are expected in the south mountains, and the hottest parts of the desert will still be close to 110°.
Wednesday brings a glimmer of hope to the forecast.
An upper level trough will knock a few degrees off our temperatures, and it's possible we could see double digit highs in Bakersfield.
That's not the most likely scenario though, and I'm still forecast a high of 101°.
If we don't break the hot stretch Wednesday, it doesn't look like we'll break it any time soon.
Triple digits are in the forecast for the next 7 days, and Heatwave #2 is very likely.