The Southland’s chilly temperatures will not put a damper on the 85th Academy Awards red carpet Sunday, organizers said, but they have a wet-weather plan ready to go if conditions change.
“The excitement and energy of the carpet seems to overcome the weather,” said Tarrah Curtis, Oscars spokeswoman.
“It snowed on the Hollywood sign on Oscar Sunday a couple years ago,” Tarrah said. “It was cold, but it did not appear to impact the success of the carpet.”
Although Tarrah said a rain plan is in place for the Oscars, the weekend looks sunny and breezy for Southern Californians, according to NBC4 meteorologist Elita Loresca.
“It looks like we’ve got clear skies ahead as we look toward the weekend,” Loresca said Friday. “Another cold start to the morning, but milder temperature readings should prevail across the Southland today.”
Weekend temperatures are expected to be as low as the mid-40s with highs in the 60s and low-70s for the Inland Empire, low deserts and coastal areas.
The valleys will see lows in the upper-30s and highs in the low-70s through Sunday.
Metro LA and inland Orange counties will see weekend temperature lows in the 50s and highs in the low-70s.
Mountains will be the coldest with lows in the teens and highs in the upper-40s, and high desert areas will see temperatures ranging from mid-20s to mid-60s.
Gusty winds should arrive by Saturday and Sunday and may possibly prompt some wind advisories, Loresca said.