Dry weather will continue to persist over the area for the next several days. A high pressure ridge started to build in the area today, which will cause temperatures to rise into the upper 90's for the week ahead! The cooler air mass we have been experiencing will start to shift East. Temperatures may even hit the triple digit mark in Kern County. High temperatures will rise to well average by Monday and remain above normal through the end of the week.
Along with these changes in temperatures, there will also be a shift in wind patterns. This will cause strong gusts in the desert and mountain communities. Over in the mountains, there will be elevated fire weather conditions through at least Tuesday night. This shift in winds will also cause poor air quality in the region for Monday, where will see air quality in the unhealthy range for those sensitive groups, with an AQI of 108. This will be the case for most of Central California.