San Diegans braced for more chilly temperatures along with strong and potentially damaging winds Monday according to the National Weather Service.
A high wind warning was in effect from 7 p.m. Monday evening until 2 p.m. Tuesday forecasting north to northeast winds inland that were expected to intensify over the desert.
While residents in Ramona and Santa Ysabel to the south will see local gusts of 50 to 60 mph, some parts of the Inland Empire may see gusts in excess of 65 mph according to the NWS.
Drivers should watch for broken tree limbs and downed power lines.
Even in typically warmer parts of San Diego such as Balboa Park, residents were adapting to the cold temperatures. According to the Associated Press, zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo offered extra heat and shelter for some animals.
Patchy frost may return before 10 a.m. Tuesday.
To protect your plants from frost, use a thin covering like a bed sheet or a piece of burlap according to Fausto Palafox with Mission Hills Nursery. Most nurseries and home centers sell protective covering he said. Don’t cover your plants with plastic since it can actually trap in the cold he advises.
Palafox also recommends watering your plants during the day when the sun is out. It will provide a bit of insulation.
Ed. Note: An earlier version of this article included information from the Associated Press about what the zoo was doing to keep its polar bears warm. The AP has since updated their reporting to include the correction.