Freeze First Then Santa Ana's In Ventura County

Saturday December 29, 2018

    The cold to freezing overnight weather we've experienced in Ventura County will be with us for one more day before it's joined by a strong Santa Ana wind event that will arrive for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

    Here is what the National Weather Service is saying...

(Saturday night and Sunday morning)

"A cold and very dry air mass will remain over the area tonight through Sunday morning. Overnight low temperatures will be near or below freezing across many areas, including most of San Luis Obispo County as well as some of the Ventura/Los Angeles County valleys and the Antelope Valley. Crops and sensitive vegetation will need to be protected and pets should be kept indoors."

     And then the cold weather will be combined with a strong Santa Ana wind event for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

     Here is what the National Weather Service is saying about that...

"Cold temperatures and gusty Santa Ana winds are expected for New Year's Eve and New Years Day. Monday winds between 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph over the LA/Ventura County mountains and valleys, 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph over the coastal areas. Lows between 17 to 37 degrees over the mountains and desert and for the coasts and valleys between 30s and 40s. Tuesday winds between 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph over the mountains, and 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph over the coasts and valleys. Highs between 35 and 50 degrees over the mountains and deserts, and in the 50s and 60s over the coastal and valley areas. Wind chill over the Rose Parade in Pasadena will be in the 30s during the early morning."