Temperatures Spring Forward
It was a cooler day on Friday with persistent high cloudiness drifting over Kern County. Highs did not quite reach the 70° threshold, although mid to upper 60s was enjoyed and is about average for this time of the year. However, warmer weather is ensured for the weekend with high pressure and its expansion over the entire state. Highs by Sunday will be close to 80°. Then, a trough of low pressure will push down from the northwest and is anticipated to begin forming a closed system just east of our state. This low will gain strength as it digs farther to the south on Tuesday and Wednesday. A cold front will pass through Kern County on Monday with cooler and breezy weather in the mountains.
Highs will barely reach 70° on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. But by the end of the week it should warm up again into the mid 70s. By the following weekend, highs in the 80s are again forecast. But there is some disagreement among models for the end of next week. The most recent run of a trusted model suggests a low pressure system may be spinning near California going into the following weekend- rather than a ridge of high pressure and sunshine. No rain would come with the low, but at this time that solution is being rejected. The following week, after the 10-day forecast period, is looking exceptionally interesting- a time which may feature much cooler weather with a chance for significant rainfall. Let's hope it happens and puts another dent in this drought.
Don't forget to turn your clock FORWARD one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Sunset on Sunday will be about 7 PM. Have a great weekend.
3-7-14 6:26 pm Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO