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Grab Your Parka, It's 65 Degrees

Icicles created by drip irrigation hang from an orange tree January 17, 2007 in Orange Cove, California (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The weather outside is...kind of frightful. It's not necessarily as bad as other parts of the country, but here in L.A., anything below 69 degrees is cold, so we are here to let you know that this week, cold is indeed on the way.

According to the National Weather Service, the rest of the week will bring highs of 65 and lows of 60 during the days, and highs of 50 and lows of 42 at night. There's also the chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday, with showers likely Saturday night. A freeze warning is in effect for the Ventura County Interior Valleys through 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

The storm could also cause high surf between five and ten feet at west-facing beaches in L.A. and Ventura Counties starting Saturday evening and going into Sunday afternoon, which may mean that a high surf advisory will go into effect. And for those of you interested in hitting the slopes, you may be in luck:

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In response to the inclement weather, Southern California Gas Company has issued a Dial It Down Alert, asking customers to conserve natural gas during this time of high demand. Their suggestions for how to do so include lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees, washing clothes in cold water and taking shorter showers.

Meanwhile, the change in temps always brings us back to this classic Jimmy Kimmel sketch, "Los Angeles Overreacts To Cold Temperatures."


Jan. 3, 10:27 a.m.: This article was updated with information about a potential high surf advisory on the beach, and fresh pow pow on the mountains.

This article was originally published on Jan. 2 at 3:36 p.m.

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