First Full Day of Autumn- Warmer
Skies remain sunny under a weak ridge of high pressure. Highs rose into the low 90s this past weekend and on Monday. It will be a bit warmer on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the mid 90s. But overnight lows have consistently dropped into the mid 60s to near 70, so it has been nice in the morning and evening hours.
A moderate cold front will pass through our region on late on Thursday with a significant cooler trend. It should turn windy in the Kern County mountains and desert region for both Friday and Saturday. Computer models are suggesting a slight chance for showers on Friday and again on Saturday as an upper level trough moves through. But moisture will be lacking and we shouldn't expect anything meaningful- if at all. Highs by Friday and Saturday will only be in the low to mid 80s, noticeably cooler. Mountain towns will see upper 60s to low 70s by Saturday- much cooler.
Next week, the weather system will have moved on to the east and weak high pressure will return. But highs are expected only to rise into the mid to upper 80s with more haze in the south valley. It will be the start of our haze season.
Meantime, autumn is here!! as of 7:29 PM this evening.