PORTER RANCH (CBSLA.com) — Freezing weather will grip parts of the Southland Monday when strong Santa Ana winds sweep the region.

According to the National Weather Service, hard freeze warnings remain in force for areas north of Los Angeles County.

The warning denotes the expectation of two or more straight hours of temperatures of 28 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

A less serious frost advisory remained in effect until 9 a.m. in the Santa Monica Mountain Recreational Area and the San Fernando and Santa Gabriel valleys.

Potentially damaging offshore winds are also in the forecast.

A high wind warning heralding winds of 58 miles per hour will be in effect until noon in the Santa Monica Mountains. The warning will be replaced by a less serious wind advisory lasting until 9 p.m., meteorologists said.

Temperatures will be up to 8 degrees higher Tuesday but fall by as much as 10 degrees by Christmas Day.

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