Source: OC Register
Southern California to see strong winds, below-average February temperatures Emily Holshouser %%item_date%% %%item_source%%
Southern California weather will be unusually cold this week, as strong winds blew through the region on Valentine’s Day and temperatures in some areas were expected to dip below freezing early Wednesday.
A cold air mass brought windy, frigid weather to the region on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with scattered precipitation and temperatures falling by early evening to 58 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, 49 degrees in Santa Clarita and 46 degrees in San Bernardino, according to the National Weather Service. On Wednesday, temperatures will still be below normal, with some areas receiving frost warnings.
Areas near the Grapevine on the 5 Freeway north of Los Angeles, and mountain regions at the 3,000-foot elevation mark, are the most likely to receive snow or rain. Winds will mostly die down by Wednesday night. Beaches will see higher waves than usual, with dangerous rip currents beneath the surface.
Residents in inland and valley areas could see frost on their lawns Wednesday morning, with freeze warnings issued by the NWS for Wednesday morning for parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties including Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Fontana, San Bernardino, Corona, Riverside and Moreno Valley. Temperatures as low as 30 degrees were expected and people were warned of possible damage to crops, vegetation and unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Low and high temperatures forecast for Wednesday, Feb. 15:
Dana Point: 37 and 60Fullerton: 40 and 63Long Beach: 38 and 61Downtown Los Angeles: 40 and 61
Ontario: 37 and 59San Fernando Valley: 36 and 61San Bernardino: 36 and 59Torrance: 41 and 61Redlands: 35 and 57Riverside: 36 and 59Whittier: 40 and 61
Source: National Weather Service