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Storm system strengthens heading into the holiday

Rain expected most of Thursday
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Posted at 6:28 AM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 12:19:56-05

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Rain is ramping up in intensity Thursday, and especially Thursday night with showers lasting into Friday.

This looks like another good soaking rain for Kern County, with up to an inch possible in the valley and up to two inches for some of our mountain communities!

Even parts of the desert could get close to an inch of rain!

That rain will make travel a little bit more challenging, but thankfully snow won't be much of a factor here.

Snow levels will be much higher than pass level, dipping down to about 5,500 feet by Friday.

Two more smaller storms look to be heading our way after this one, one Christmas night into Sunday, and one Monday into Tuesday.

Those storms look weaker, but colder, and we'll be watching for snow at pass level.