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Despite a warming trend that is expected to drive temperatures into the mid- to upper-70s for most of Southern California this week, county health officials warned Monday that dangerously cold temperatures are still possible in the mountains and Antelope Valley for the next couple days.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a cold weather alert for the mountains through Tuesday, and for the Antelope Valley through Wednesday.

Health officials said wind chill temperatures in those areas could be below 32 degrees. Residents were urged to dress in layers, protect extremities by wearing hats and gloves, bring pets indoors at night and avoid using stoves, barbecues or ovens for heat.

A winter shelter program is also in effect, offering locations for people to keep warm. Information is available online here.

— Wire reports 

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