Another system coming later in the week



A weather system moved right through the Westside Monday evening just as advertised.

The storm dropped .20 inches of rain in Taft and left a dusting of snow over the tops of the Temblor Range to the west.

Cloudy skies in the morning turned partly cloudy as the day went on and the snow on the Temblors had nearly all melted away by midday.

Monday's rain brought the total for the water year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30) in Taft to a paltry .73 inches and just .49 inches since Jan. 1.

A chance of 30 percent showers is forecast to continue through the afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the mountains of Southern Kern County, including the San Emigdio Range and Grocer Grade until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

There will be a break in the weather for a couple of days but another storm system is forecast to move in on Thursday.

The next storm appears to be slow moving and a chance of rain starts on Thursday and continues all the way into Saturday night.

Wednesday evening could be a bit breezy with gusts to 20 miles per hour.

The best chance of rain will be from Thursday evening through the day Friday.

Current forecasts call for the most significant rains to fall overnight Thursday.

Temperatures will be seasonable with highs in the mid to upper 50s to near 60 and lows are going to range from the upper 30s tonight to low 40s by Thursday.