It was so cold in some places in Southern California on Thursday morning, Feb. 24, you could freeze an egg on a sidewalk.
The National Weather Service reported low temperatures at 6:30 a.m. of 0 degrees in Big Bear, 27 degrees at March Air Reserve Base, 32 degrees in San Bernardino, and 37 degrees in Santa Ana.
And Los Angeles dropped to 38 overnight.
That left residents scraping ice off of their windshields before they could head to work, sometimes having to improvise.
Thursday night and Friday morning will again be chilly. A freeze warning, meaning low temperatures of 28 degrees in some places, has been issued for Riverside and San Bernardino counties for Friday’s predawn hours.
“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes, they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly.
“Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.”
Additionally, pets should be brought inside.
Temperatures should gradually rise into the weekend, with moderate Santa Ana winds predicted for Saturday in some parts. High temperatures will then jump to the low 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday in places.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) February 24, 2022
— Bryan Ault – Midwest Scout (@Bryan_Ault) February 24, 2022