The holiday week got off to a frosty start Monday as freezing temperatures gripped parts of Southern California and powerful winds toppled trees.
The chilly weather triggered a freeze warning for the Antelope Valley, and Cuyama, Ojai, San Luis Obispo and San Ynez valleys, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Temperatures dipped overnight to 17 degrees in Lancaster and 24 degrees in Palmdale.
“Temperatures are still falling,” weather service meteorologist Andrew Rorke said Monday morning.
A cold low-pressure system from Nevada swept cold air and brought breezy conditions across the area, he said. Chilly conditions will linger in the area until Tuesday.
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