Brrrrr: Chilly Weather Hits LA

Winds could hit 60 mph in some regions; cold temperatures on the way

Angelenos will get the rare chance to dust off their winter coats this week as temperatures plummet across the region.

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On Monday morning, it was 39 degrees in Burbank, 34 in Hesperia, 45 in Mission Viejo and a brisk 27 in Topanga Canyon.

The big chill is credited to a lack of cloud cover combined with artic air from the Pacific Northwest. Monday afternoon temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-low 60s in most areas, with some mountain regions possibly dipping into the 30s.

"It's a perfect day to go to Big Bear. Chilly, but lots of new snow up there," said NBC4 meteorologist Byron Miranda.

Historically, the average high for Dec. 5 is 70 degrees.

A freeze watch was issued for Ventura County through Tuesday morning.

The remainder of the week will remain chilly with overnight lows expected to stay in the low 40s.

High-wind warnings and advisories were issued for most of the region through Tuesday afternoon, with gusts of 60 mph winds possible. A red-flag warning for Los Angeles is in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday. An extra 300 Los Angeles County firefighters were put on standby.

"Strong offshore winds will occur across the mountain passes of Los Angeles and Ventura counties... with damaging wind gusts over 60 mph likely today," according to a National Weather Service alert for LA.

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