Frost advisory in effect for San Diego valleys and deserts

A frost advisory was in effect early Friday in San
Diego County's valley areas, which, along with the deserts, were expected to
have below-freezing temperatures Friday night.

The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for the valleys
until 8 a.m. and a more serious freeze watch for both the valleys and the
deserts from this evening through Saturday morning, saying temperatures could
drop to around 25 to 30 degrees Friday night.

The drop in temperatures is due to a cold air mass and gusty
northwesterly winds, according to the weather service. The agency said wind
gusts throughout San Diego County today would be around 30 to 40 miles per

“The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with
high profile vehicles,” according to an NWS advisory. “Watch for broken tree
limbs and downed power lines.”

Elsewhere in the county, high surf and coastal flood advisories remained
in effect early today for the beaches, where 6 to 10-foot waves were
occurring since early Thursday. The weather service said both advisories would
remain in effect until 11 a.m. Saturday.

For mariners off the coast of San Diego County, a small craft advisory
was scheduled to remain in effect through late tonight. A small craft advisory
means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots and combined seas of 10 feet or
greater are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions for smaller boats.

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