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No, It's Not Just You. It Really Is Colder In LA This Week

Snow-capped mountains stand behind the skyline of downtown Los Angeles (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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If you've been feeling like it's colder than usual, you're not wrong. Temperatures have been meeting and beating old record lows since the beginning of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

A low of 33 degrees at the Santa Barbara Airport on Tuesday broke the record of 34 degrees, which was set in 1990. A low of 39 degrees at the Long Beach Airport on Monday matched the record of 39 degrees, which was set in 1965.

Today's temperatures are hovering in the high 40s and low 50s throughout Los Angeles and are expected to drop below freezing in some parts of L.A. and Ventura County tonight.*

According to the NWS, a widespread freeze is expected Thursday night and into Friday morning in the Ventura and L.A. County Valleys, as well as the Santa Monica Mountains. Temperatures are projected to drop as low as 29-32 degrees in those areas, and could get down to 27 degrees in Ojai. Interstate 5 is shut down at the Grapevine until further notice.

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Meanwhile, social media users are reporting snow in unusual places -- like Santa Clarita, Pasadena and Malibu.

NWS adds that animals could suffer hypothermia if left outside, so be sure to bring your pets in for the night.

Snow is expected to hit elevations as low as 2,000 - 2,500 feet on Thursday evening, and as low as 1,500 feet locally. In the meantime, it's already snowing in parts of the desert:

*Yes. We know that this is not considered cold in other parts of the country. But we are cold. And we are in California.

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