Freeze Warning for North Bay Valleys, Inland Central Coast as Temperatures Plummet

Freeze Warning for North Bay Valleys, Inland Central Coast as Temperatures PlummetSource: NWS Bay Area
Eileen Vargas
Published on December 08, 2023

The National Weather Service has slapped a freeze warning on these regions, forecasting a frigid dip below 32 degrees tonight into Saturday morning. According to a post by NWS Bay Area, this frosty bout warrants safeguarding the four P's: people, pets, plants, and pipes.

Residents in Inland Monterey and San Benito counties are not escaping the grasp of the ongoing cold snap. CBS News San Francisco issued a warning, emphasizing that the homeless population, among others, could be particularly affected by the chilly weather. The freeze watch will persist through late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service advises residents in the North Bay and the inland Central Coast to brace for the cold. These areas are under a freeze watch following the weekend's icy conditions. However, there's a silver lining: the forecast predicts mostly sunny skies during the day, with the possibility of rain holding off until around December 16 or 17.

As temperatures drop, the National Weather Service recommends residents prepare for the cold. Despite the chilly conditions, they assure that high temperatures in the afternoon should rebound into the upper 50s to near 60 before colder conditions set in tonight. This temperature drop is attributed to a cold front displacing warm air and making way for a ridge of high pressure, bringing cooler air and clear skies.

Even mariners are not exempt from the weather's impact, as a Small Craft Advisory has been issued for certain coastal areas until the early hours of Saturday. Expect choppy waters due to fresh, northerly breezes following the cold front's passage.