Windy Start to Week / Warm
A passing cold front moves across the state today. Light showers with high snow levels along the northern Sierras are expected (snow level at 7,000'). Kern County will only see late morning clouds through the afternoon and strong winds. No advisories are posted for eastern Kern County, but strong nortwest winds gusting up to 25 MPH through the mountain, Kern River valley and desert areas expected. Temps remain mild throughout the day. South valley temps hold in the mid - upper 70s; mountain areas in the mid 60s. Due to the passing front, it will be a bit cooler Tuesday by a few degrees, but as stability returns to the region... highs should steadily rise. The big rise in temps returns Friday into the weekend. High pressure takes over the western U.S. and should influence a strong off shore flow. That will bump temps a good 15-20° above normal! We could be looking at record highs Saturday, Sunday and Monday. For now... expect above normal temps to be the norm the next ten days. No rain is expected.
3-10-14 6:10 am Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman