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San Diego Bundles up for the Weekend

Winter Weather hits for a second straight weekend



    San Diego Bundles up for the Weekend
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    383714 01: A pedestrian keeps her face warm as she waits for a bus December 27, 2000 in Austin, Texas. A strong winter storm passing through the South put parts of Texas on alert. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

    "A lot of these annuals will get damaged at 35 or 34 degrees." says Darin Engh as he covers his plants at the Petunias and Pomegranate nursery in Alpine."

    This weekend's weather could cause problems for nurseries around the county.  The national weather service is forecasting some of the daily high temperatures to be some of the coldest in decades, and the possibility of snow dropping all the way down at 1000 feet.

    At Double S Tack and Feed in Flinn Springs, Rita Gallant says her customers have one thing in mind.

    "There's a lot of people in this area that heat their homes with just propane," she says, "I mean all day long people are coming in filling up propane tanks."

    As for those with nowhere to go home to, 9 emergency shelters have opened up around the city of San Diego.

    "Bottom line is it's scary and it's cold," says Timothy Thomas who plans to sleep at the East Village community church this weekend which has opened its doors for 50 homeless people.

    In the meantime, Darin Engh says snow would actually be a good thing.  It's the cold weather he's following the rain and snow he's worried about.

    "The snow will actually act as an insulator on the plants themselves," he says, "Sunday night I think is going to be the killer for us up here, so we really watch those temperatures as it moves out."