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Weather system brings increasing winds to the region

Breezy and chilly nights for Kern County
Posted at 9:07 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 00:07:36-05

Temperatures for the week ahead are forecast to remain near normal for late November. Expect chilly nights throughout Kern County next week. Bakersfield will see the 60's for most of next week.

Along with cooler conditions in the evening hours, the mountain and desert communities can expect increasing winds. This is because of a weather system that will affect the district both Sunday and Monday evening. Strong gusts will occur below passes in these areas. Winds will work their way into the region behind a trough. This trough will move onshore on Sunday night from the Northern California coast. This should also minimize some of that fog that we have seen throughout portions of the San Joaquin Valley. The National Weather Service issued a "Dense Fog Advisory" in the early morning hours of this weekend. This should be the case for Monday, but we will continue to track the incoming fog.

Air quality in Kern County will stay in the unhealthy range for sensitive groups on Monday, with an AQI of 105 for the second day in a row. This is likely from particulants and dust picked up from the increasing winds.