Heat Wave #3
Clouds generally cleared out on Tuesday, however some high cloudiness continued to drift over Kern County. Those clouds have originated from former Tropical Storm Hernan to the southwest of Baja, providing little more than texture to our sky. A very consistent weather pattern of hot afternoons and warm nights with partly cloudy skies through the end of this week. Heat Wave #3 persists and is expected to continue through the entire 10-day period. Highs will range from 101 to 106 degrees.
There is some smoke that will be occasionally drifting south from the El Portal wildfire up in the Yosemite National Park area. We may see a marine intrusion by next Monday that could marginally take our temperatures down a bit. I've also included a slight chance for mountain thunderstorms on Sunday with a weak disturbance moving through at that time. Otherwise, it will be hot as far as the weather eye can see. Computer models are indicating that the end of the 10-day period may see warmer weather still. The monsoon currently is stuck far to the east and should not affect Kern County for the time being.
6:26 pm 7-29-14 Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO