CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. (KTLA) — Southern California residents are bundling up as freezing temperatures continue to grip the region.
It’s been so cold throughout the Southland that, over the weekend, hail and possibly even some snow fell in La Habra.
The big chill is coming from a cold, dry air mass behind the trough exiting the area. The cloudless skies aren’t able to trap any heat.
A frost advisory remains in effect through 9 a.m. Monday for the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Similar advisories have been issued for the Ventura County coastal and interior valleys and the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation area.
Frost advisories will be in place for the same areas once again from late New Year’s Eve through mid-morning on New Year’s Day.
Temperatures near or below freezing are expected, with the most critical period being midnight through 9 a.m.
There will be patchy frost in the valleys and the lower deserts. Areas of frost are expected in the high desert, forecasters said.
Pets should be brought indoors, and outdoor plants should be brought inside or covered.
The cold nights are expected to continue through Wednesday. Building high pressure will bring warmer days Thursday through Saturday.