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Chrismukkah Weekend To Stay Cold, Cold, Cold

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The holidays are finally here. Hanukkah and Christmas will start on the same night for the first time since 1978. But with it also comes continued cold and stormy weather.

Scattered rains will stretch throughout the day for certain parts of the Southland, but remain mostly offshore or have moved east beyond San Bernardino. (There goes any chance of a White Christmas for all us not living in the mountains.)

Temperatures will stay cold, thanks in part to the westerly winds. Much of the coast will see sustained winds of 15 to 25 m.p.h., with gusts reaching 35 m.p.h.

“The strongest winds will definitely be toward the beach,” Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service told LAist.

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Lows through tonight and into Christmas morning will dip from the low-40s down to the high-20s.

Lancaster will see a low of 26 on Christmas morning, and Palmdale 28. The High Deserts may experience overnight frost.

In the basin, Downtown Los Angeles will awake to a temperature of 41 degrees on Christmas morning. Long Beach will see a low of 39. In the San Fernando Valley, Burbank will drop to 38 degrees and Woodland Hills will stay just above freezing with a low of 34.

“We usually see rains pass and then cold weather follow,” Seto added.

Keep those Yuletide logs burning, and watch those Hanukkah candles flicker with the ones you love. Happy holidays!