Cloudy Good Friday / T-Storms for Mountains
Good Friday starts cloudy and mild. A low just south of California in the Baja will feed moisture w/the cloud base into the county today. The southerly flow will help us start mild, but deep trough moving out of the northwest swings just north of the county later this morning to push cooler air in. Temps fall to the low 80s from the upper 80s we've seen the last several days. The front also carries strong winds out of the northwest. Gusts around 25-35 MPH through the passes and desert areas expected. The combined winds, clouds and moisture from the south may help produce an aftertnoon instability shower over the Kern River valley, desert and mountain areas this afternoon. I'm expecting a 20% chance for a thunderstorm around 1 PM - 9 PM along those areas today. Watch for gradual clearing by this evening into Saturday. The on shore flow should hold through Saturday keeping temps in the low 80s, but by Sunday that will change. High pressure rebuilds to drive temps towards 90-degrees. Easter Sunday will be very sunny with highs in the upper 80s. 90-degree weather hits Monday.
8:25 PM 4-18-14 Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman