Cold front to deliver a chilly week in Southern California

A cold front began to move over Southern California on Sunday, Feb. 12, and with heavy wind gusts on the way, temperatures are expected to continue dropping throughout the week.

A storm system passing over San Diego County on Sunday is expected to narrowly miss Orange County and possibly include the eastern San Bernardino mountains, but drop just a tenth of an inch of rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Gregoria.

GOES-West satellite loop shows an upper low spinning off the #SoCal coast. This low will move inland near the international border this evening.

Showers will develop after 2 PM today over San Diego County, spreading north to the eastern San Bernardinos this evening. #CAwx

— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) February 12, 2023

Temperatures had already begun dipping on Sunday into the lows 60s in parts of the Inland Empire and Orange County, and should continue to drop into the mid to low 50s by Wednesday,  Gregoria said.

While clear, sunny skies were predicted for the week, heavy wind gusts of up to 40 mph brought on by the passing storm would cause temperatures to drop even lower into the low 50s and high 40s across the region, and down to the 30s in the mountains and deserts.

A cold weather alert was issued this week for parts of Los Angeles County, including San Gabriel, Pomona, Woodland Hills and Burbank.

“Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable during cold weather,” Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis said in a statement on Sunday. “We also want to remind people not to use stoves, barbeques or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.”

The cooling trend will continue until Friday, before temperatures begin to slowly start climbing, Gregoria said.

High temperatures forecast for Monday:

— Anaheim: 64

— Downtown Los Angeles: 64

— Fullerton: 63

— Lake Elsinore: 58

— Long Beach: 62

— Mission Viejo: 61

— Pasadena: 63

— Pomona: 62

— Redlands: 60

— Riverside: 62

— San Bernardino: 62

— Torrance: 63

— Van Nuys: 64

— Woodland Hills: 61

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