Seeing a drop in temperatures and an increase in northeasterly winds

Gusty winds, dry air, and low humidities causing extreme fire danger in Mountains and Desert
Posted at 9:37 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 00:37:06-04

It's beginning to feel a lot like Fall! This cooling trend is expected to continue over the next several days. Temperatures will stay in the 60's through Monday, and will run below normal until Tuesday. Starting Tuesday morning Kern County will experience temperatures around 5-10 degrees below average. Few locations in the San Joaquin Valley and Kern County Desert getting into the upper 30's. A warming trend is expected to begin on Wednesday. Temperatures will rise above normal by the end of the week.

A few light showers and high elevation snow flurries are possible over the mountains Sunday evening. Along with this, very dry air and gusty winds will move into the region in the Mountain and Desert communities. Very dangerous fire conditions are expected and a Red flag warning is now in effect until Tuesday. Humidities are expected to drop into the single digits in the desert and higher elevations.

There is some good news with all these winds! Air quality is seeing an improvement. Kern County will stay in that moderate range for Monday, with an AQI of 71.