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Snow blankets the mountains behind the Downtown Los Angeles skyline.
Californians are bundling up with sweaters and gloves and stocking up on firewood as they brace for several nights of very unseasonable freezing temperatures.
The National Weather Service is forecasting morning frost on San Diego beaches. Big Sur, on the central coast, prepared for daytime highs almost 20 degrees below Boston's. Even the snowbird haven of Palm Springs faced the possibility of freezing temperatures at night.
In addition, San Diego zookeepers turned up the heat for chimpanzees, tourists covered their hands on Hollywood walking tours, and some farmers broke out wind machines and took other steps to protect crops from freezing.
Freeze warnings were in effect in San Diego County valleys and this Saturday morning with lows in the 20s and 30s.
Los Angeles can expect a sunny Saturday with highs in the 50s. Tonight will be mostly clear with areas of frost forming late in the evenings. Lows will be in the 30s. West winds are expected to blow in at around 15 mph this evening.
70 degree temps are expected to return to the Golden State on Wednesday.