Cool temperatures – at times nearing 40 degrees – and the possibility of showers are in the air for the Southland as Thanksgiving Day approaches. But don’t let that ruin your holiday.

The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Tuesday calls for partly cloudy skies after areas of morning low clouds and fog. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Tuesday night it will be mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows will be in the 50s.

The forecast for Wednesday calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. But get ready for some cold nights, as the mercury will dip down into the low to mid-40s overnight during the remainder of the week.

In Coastal Orange County the forecast for Tuesday calls for mostly cloudy skies in the morning, becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 67. Light winds.

Tuesday night it will be mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers overnight. Lows 50 to 55. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

Wednesday it will be mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs 61 to 66. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

The ultraviolet index level in the Los Angeles area for Tuesday is a low 4, according to the weather service. A reading of 3-4 is considered a low exposure level, reducing the danger range for those with fair complexions to 15-20 minutes if not protected.

Here are the latest temperatures and conditions around Southern California:

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