LANCASTER (AP) — A widespread freeze warning is in the forecast for the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles.

The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect Thursday from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m., including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

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Meteorologists say the freeze will be caused by the combination of cool air behind this week’s storm system and expected light winds.

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Temperatures are expected to fall to between 29 degrees and 32 degrees for a few hours across the valley floor. Some locations may be colder.

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