A high pressure system brought us those warmer temperatures, which ran about 15 degrees above average across Central California. However, a dry cold front will move into the area later tonight. This will bring those cooler conditions throughout the week, and even a chance of rain by next weekend! The cold front will also bring a period of gusty winds. In the Sierra Nevada, wind gusts could reach up to 75 mph early next week. Here in Kern County, gusts will likely reach 50 mph in our Mountain Communities and in the Mojave Desert. We have a wind advisory in effect for this area until 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
Air Quality for Monday will stay in that unhealthy range for those sensitive groups, with an AQI of 144. The winds coming in will likely start to improve that trapped bad air. We will continue to track these gusts and will have updates as they become available.