Chance of storms could bring flooding in mountains, Cuyama Valley
Several weather advisories impact the Taft area today as a late-summer heatwave continues:
• An excessive heat warning covering the region has been extended through 9 p.m. Thursday. Dangerously high temperatures are expected through Thursday with highs near 110 and overnight lows dropping only into the 80s
•A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara County mountains and the Cuyama Valley today from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
•Another flash flood watch covers the Kern County Mountains from 11a.m. Sunday and continues through the evening. This includes the Southern Sierra Nevada south of Lake Isabella, the Tehachapi Range, the San Emigdio Mountains and continues west into the Temblor Range near Taft.
Thunderstorms later today could drop extremely heavy rain and will be slow moving, increasing the potential for flash flooding.
In addition, locations in the Frazier Park area that received very heavy rainfall on Saturday, especially around the Frazier Park area, may be more susceptible to flash flooding.
Sunday's high in Taft is expected to be around 107 degrees.
Tonight, there's a 20 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm before 11 a.m. with an overnight low around 86.
The rest of the week looks pretty much the same except there's not long a threat of precipitation. Highs through Thursday will be in the 104-106 range with lows in the 80s.
There may be some slight cooling back to the low 100s for Friday and Saturday.