Father Joe’s Villages to accept additional homeless due to cold temps

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than one hundred homeless men and women will have a warm bed to sleep in Wednesday night thanks to Father Joe’s Villages.

A bone-chilling cold snap brought freezing temperatures across the San Diego area Wednesday, sending the mercury dipping as low as the 20s and high teens in part of the county.

And as the temperatures drop, San Diego’s homeless population, which is the nation’s fourth largest, hunkers down for the night.

Father Joe’s Villages, which provides shelter, as well as rehabilitation programs to the homeless, needy children, families, and adults, regularly expands their shelter services temporarily when temperatures drop.

Wednesday was no exception as the frigid climate led to record morning chills in El Cajon, Ramona and Vista, where the lows of 30, 19 and 30 degrees, respectively, beat the former milestone marks of 31, 23 and 32, set in 1985, 2002 and 1985.

At Lindbergh Field, the low of 38 tied the former record, which had been set twice before, in 1894 and 1883, the NWS reported.

The frosty spell prompted the weather service to issue freeze warnings for the local deserts and inland valleys.

The forecast calls for a warming trend heading into the weekend, according to the weather service.

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