Temperatures are expected to get very cold this week as a dynamic upper low will hit SoCal, forecasters said.
A Freeze Watch will go into effect at 10 p.m. Wednesday night for much of Southern California until January 1 at 9 a.m.
A Freeze Watch occurs when temperatures will drop between 29 and 32 degrees, or less, for at least two consecutive hours.
The area could see some showers likely by Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night. Wednesday could see a slight chance of showers, with nighttime temperatures expected to get very cold with areas of frost in the forecast and a low of 54 degrees for the night.
The chance for rain on Tuesday and Tuesday night is 60 percent, forecasters said.
The National Weather Services advises to consider the well-being of vulnerable pets and outdoor plants. Persons preparing to spend time outdoors should take appropriate measures for the colder temperatures.
Winds for Wednesday night are expected to be anywhere from 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts possibly reaching 40 miles per hour.
Areas of frost are expected the morning of New Year’s Day, with temperatures warming up slightly to around 55 degrees later in the day.