Heating up for Labor Day weekend

Downward trend returns mid week
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Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-05 22:37:53-04

Labor day may be the unofficial end of summer, but you you'd never guess that based on our temperatures.

We can expect that triple digit heat to much of Central California the next couple of days. High pressure over the area is responsible for this.

Afternoon highs will continue to rise through Labor day. With an excessive heat warning in the desert communities and a heat advisory in the Valley.

Fresno has tied the record for the total number of days at or above 100 degrees in a calendar year at 63, last set in 1984! There is a likely chance a new record will be set on Monday!

With this, we continue to see an increase in smoke and haze. Air quality will remain unhealthy for all on Monday, with an AQI of 154.

We stay hot and hazy for most of next week, but there are some signs our ridge will break down late next week, which brings back cooler temperatures and maybe even some moisture.

That high pressure system will slowly move North then Eastward, toward the four corner region. Moisture will be moving in from the South, bringing a chance of thunderstorms as early as Wednesday in our Kern County Mountains and Desert communities. The greatest chance will be Thursday and Friday.

Have a safe and fun holiday!