Have heart, because that morning chill you’ve been awoken to day after day lately is looking to warm up—slightly.
Temperatures will rise to the mid-60s during the day today in Long Beach and about five degrees higher Thursday, after a cold snap that brought freezing temperatures to the Santa Monica mountains and San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys this morning. A freeze advisory was issued in the locales to warn residents of the freezing risks.
“There will likely be four to eight hours of temperatures at or slightly below freezing, with the coldest areas between Thousand Oaks and Woodland Hills where temperatures could fall briefly into the mid 20s,'' the National Weather Service (NWS) stated in a release, explaining the freeze warning.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health warned residents of the dangers of cold weather, issuing a weather alert through Friday.
“Children, the elderly and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable during such cold snaps,'' said Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser. “Extra precaution should be taken to ensure they don't get too cold when they are outside. There are places where people can go to stay warm, such as shelters or other public facilities.''
Gunzenhauser cautioned against the use of stoves, barbecues or ovens to heat homes “due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.''
Sun is expected in Long Beach through Sunday, according to the NWS, while rain is expected Monday and Tuesday.
City News Service contributed to this report.