If you own cows, horses or goats — or even just a plain old loving pooch or kitten — this is a good time to bring them indoors overnight.
After drying out from substantial rainfall, Los Angeles County Sunday was getting through the coldest weekend of the year.
Forecasters have issued frost advisories for parts of the county that will see sub-freezing temperatures overnight, including the mountain areas and the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys.
“The big deal for the weekend will be the overnight low temps each night as the clear skies and dry air will allow good cooling in an already cold air mass,” according to the National Weather Service. “There will be hard freezes across the interior and (minimum) temps at or near freezing for most of the valleys.”
Lows in the upper 20s to mid-30s are expected in the mountains, and lows of around 30 are expected in the Santa Clarita Valley. The most frigid temperatures will be found in the Antelope Valley, which is expected to see lows of 15 to 28 degrees tonight.
A frost advisory means that frost is imminent, and sensitive outdoor plants could be damaged.
No rain is expected this weekend, but officials caution residents to take precautions against the cold.
Pets should be brought indoors, and livestock should be sheltered inside barns or other structures.
Officials also recommend wrapping exposed pipes so they don’t burst.
A storm out of the Gulf of Alaska drenched the Southland on Thursday night and Friday morning, leading to a tripling of accidents on area freeways, flooding on a key roadway in Ladera Heights, mudslides in Duarte and a river rescue near El Monte.
—City News Service