Today into Sunday temperatures will be the hottest we've seen all year... so far. High pressure built in from the southwest will be strong enough to help bring highs near 100°. Friday we'll reach the mid 90s; 10° above normal. Saturday and Sunday we will flirt with 100°! Saturday will be the best day for triple digits. Skies will be mostly sunny, except over the Kern River valley. Clouds should build in the afternoon hours allowing for a possible thunderstorm threat along the Sierras, not in Kern County. The air quality will become hazy. In fact... today we begin hazy. Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Monday into the middle of next week, the oppressive heat departs. An off shore low moves over northern California and will open up the door for cooler and windy weather. Highs drop back to seasonal highs; upper 80s. Mountain areas should fall back to the 70s. No rain is forecast with the low, but the winds will be strong. Expect gusts around 35 MPH throughout the passes. Hot air will return by the next following weekend, but the beginning of the week will be seasonal and sunny.
5-29-2015 7:11 am Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman