Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (Jan. 11)

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STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — It is a cold and windy morning in Southern California.

While most of the wind warnings have transitioned to wind advisories…the area continues to get hammered by fierce gusts. There have been reports of power lines down and debris in the roadways…so travel is tricky.

The trough has stalled over the west coast and we are on the back side of it. This has created a funneling effect piping cold Arctic air into our area.

Daytime highs through the weekend will be running a good 12 to 15 degrees below seasonal averages. As the winds pull back a bit today and through the weekend…we will see our overnight lows continue to fall. Widespread freeze watches are in effect throughout the area. It will be very cold overnight through at least Monday.

You can expect 30s in the Valleys…near 10 degrees up in the high desert…and Big Bear will be hovering in the single digits.

By next week, another ridge of high pressure will nose into the Great Basin and this will create another wind event. This time it will be warmer…we can expect daytime highs at least in the 70s.

However we are embarking on a bit of a dry spell…and that is not good when you consider that we are below average on our rainfall by almost 2.00″.

Coast-mid 50s
Basin-mid to upper 50s
Valleys-mid 50s
Mountains-mid 20s
Deserts-mid 40s

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