23 News at 6

Bakersfield topped out at 69 degrees this afternoon and warmer weather is on the way for Friday and this coming weekend.

Overnight lows will rise into the low and mid 40s with plenty of sunshine and highs between 70 and 80 degrees.

Even the mountains will have highs in the mid 60s.

Winter makes a return early next week though with highs in the low 50s and a snow level dropping to possibly 3,000 feet