California weather is under the influence of a cold air mass that may bring freezes and frosts even as southern areas continue to see damaging winds.
The National Weather Service says a frost advisory is in effect for San Diego and Riverside counties, expiring by 9 a.m. Saturday. Meanwhile, a wind advisory is set to last through noon Saturday. Winds of about 35 mph are expected, and if you have sensitive plants, they could be killed by the frosty weather.
“Over the next few days, expect it to feel like it is the winter season,” said NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap.
The central and southern San Joaquin Valley is under a freeze watch Friday night through Saturday morning due to four to six hours of temperatures between 28 degrees and 32 degrees.
A frost advisory will be in effect for the Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley, the Delta and the Mendocino coast.
A hard freeze warning is in effect for interior San Luis Obispo County valleys.
Meanwhile, high pressure in the Great Basin will produce gusty north and northeast winds in Southern California, where days of strong gusts have toppled trees and triggered power outages.