The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for gusty winds and blowing dust for the west side of the San Joaquin Valley for Wednesday.
Sustained winds to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 are possible in the Taft area, and some wind-prone outlying areas could reach 50 miles per hour, the NWS warned.
The winds are part of a series of weather systems that will impact the area over the next several days.
Heavy rains are expected to the north, but the Taft area will see only scattered showers and no heavy rain is seen for this area through the weekend.
There is a 60 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4 p.m. today, with less than a tenth of rain expected.
The chance of rain drops to 30 percent overnight.
Thursday and Friday should be dry, with another chance of showers starting Saturday night.
Sunday is expected to be breezy and showery with up to a quarter-inch of rain expected. Temperatures are going to stay mild with highs in the upper 60s and lows near 50.
Right now, the weather for the Christmas Parade Monday night looks good with mostly cloudy skies but no rain expected.