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If you’re visiting from Minnesota you’re likely to find our weather just fine Tuesday. But if you’re a local,  bundle up, these are not the kind of temperatures in which we thrive.

A cold air mass parked over the Southland will keep temperatures on the low side until the start of a warming trend later this week.

No frost or freeze advisories were in effect in Los Angeles County Tuesday morning but freezing temperatures were recorded in the Antelope Valley, and several newly issued wind advisories were in effect.

High temperatures in downtown Los Angeles and most inland areas will be in the low 60s Tuesday with overnight lows in the low 40s. Valleys will be a bit cooler, with overnight lows dipping down to about 36 after highs of only 58.

By Friday temperatures should be around the 70-degree mark during the day.

A wind advisory was scheduled to be in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, and the Los Angeles coastal zone, which includes beach cities, metropolitan Los Angeles, the downtown area and the Hollywood Hills.

The National Weather Service forecast sunny skies Tuesday and highs of 42 on Mount Wilson; 46 in Palmdale; 47 in Lancaster; 55 in Saugus; 58 in Mission Viejo; 59 in Avalon, Pasadena and Burbank; 60 in Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Yorba Linda, Irvine and San Gabriel; 61 in Long Beach, downtown L.A., Newport Beach and Woodland Hills; and 62 at LAX and in Fullerton and Anaheim.

Highs are expected to be marginally higher Wednesday — up to 3 degrees higher in some communities — and rise again Thursday, reaching highs around 5 degrees higher than Tuesday in several spots. On Friday, several L.A. and Orange County communities will climb back into the 70s.

—City News Service

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