Cold Weather Expected to Continue Into New Year in SoCal

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It’s been cold in Los Angeles, which means it’s time to break out the scarves, hats, parkas and gloves and dress up like Han Solo trekking across Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

A thermometer in Santa Clarita gives proof of a chilly day felt across L.A. County on Dec. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A thermometer in Santa Clarita gives proof of a chilly day felt across L.A. County on Dec. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Parts of Los Angeles will see overnight temperatures drop to around 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in Santa Barbara County will plummet to the low 30s, which could result in damage to crops.

The cold snap is expected to last through the week, with freezing or near-freezing temperatures around dawn Wednesday and Thursday. Santa Ana winds in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and the Antelope Valley increase the fire risk Thursday and Friday, the weather service said.

Reaching for all those extra layers makes sense, even when temperatures hover in the low 60s, forecasters said.

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