Sunny and Dry
It was sunny on Wednesday with sky rocketing temperatures. Afternoon readings rose into the upper 90s at many sites in the south valley. It was another warm day in the Kern County mountains with highs in the mid 80s. And it appears as though it should remain hot through the start of this Labor Day holiday weekend. No clouds are forecast through the entire 10-day period. Highs should flirt with triple digits tomorrow through Saturday.
Minor moderation is expected for Sunday through Thursday next week. Labor Day itself should be delightfully warm with highs of about 96°. Overnight lows dip into the mild 70s each day. We may or may not have a marginal Heat Wave #5 in the next few days. It could go either way. Highs will be close to 100°. Three consecutive days of 100 degrees or more constitute a defined heat wave.