Frigid temperatures are expected Monday morning in portions of the Inland Empire, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a frost advisory for the valleys west of the Riverside County mountains.

The frost advisory warning of near-freezing temperatures in some low-lying inland locales will last until 8 a.m. Monday. The advisory indicates a likelihood of temperatures dropping to the low-30s across parts of the Inland Empire, including Temecula, Hemet, Beaumont and the Riverside metropolitan area, forecasters said.

The Coachella Valley is not included in the frost advisory.

The advisory signifies widespread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

High temperatures Monday will be 56 to 61 in the Riverside metropolitan area, 46 to 51 in the mountains, 57 to 62 in the San Gorgonio Pass and 62 to 67 in the Coachella Valley.

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