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Enjoy The Sun Now, Freezing Temperatures Are On Their Way

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Enjoy the weather while you can: it's supposed to get windy, freezing and wet starting tomorrow.

You can blame Canada: the National Weather Service warns, "A very cold low-pressure system will enter the area from the north early Thursday."

The National Weather Service forecasts that we'll be seeing a little bit of precipitation tomorrow—no more than a tenth of an inch. But what you have to watch for isn't the rain so much as the wind and freezing temperatures.

Gusts of wind in the mountains could get up to 60 mph. A high wind watch is in effect in the Antelope Valley and in the San Gabriel Mountains in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Gusts of wind could get up to 30 to 40 mph on the coast and in the valleys.

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Temperatures in the 60s and 70s this week will drop down to the 40s and 50s on Thursday and Friday. Once the winds die down on Saturday, it's expected to get even colder. In the mountains, the wind chill could be as low as 10 degrees below zero. The temperature could drop into the teens and single digits in the valley areas. Yikes.

If you're trying to head over the Grapevine or head up into the mountains, note that the snow level will plummet tomorrow from between 5,000 and 6,000 feet to 3,000 feet. Conditions are expected to be icy and treacherous.