LOS ANGELES (CNS) - While cool and blustery conditions persisted through most of the Southland today, wind advisories that had been extended for the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range, were canceled early as gusts diminished earlier than anticipated.
However, Antelope Valley residents should prepare for cold weather overnight, with a frost advisory set to be in effect from midnight through 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday's winds -- which toppled some trees in the Los Angeles area and played havoc with fly balls at Monday night's Dodgers playoff game – had diminished significantly by early Tuesday, allowing advisories to expire for the L.A. coast, downtown L.A. and the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.
By Tuesday afternoon, the winds had also died down in the Santa Clarita Valley and L.A. Mountains, and advisories that were expected to be in place until 3 p.m. were canceled about two hours early.
Still, breezy conditions and cooler temperatures were expected to continue through the end of the week, according to the weather service.
Highs in the L.A. area starting Tuesday were expected to be in the mid-60s to lower 70s, with winds still in the 15- to 25-mph range.
Meanwhile, in the Antelope Valley, winds were expected to range from 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 -- and chilly conditions were on the way Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Tuesday's highs in the Antelope Valley were expected to top out in the 60s, with the forecast calling for areas of frost after midnight. Lows were expected to range from the mid-20s to mid-30s overnight.
The NWS warned that freezing can kill crops and sensitive vegetation, harm outdoor pets and livestock, and that extended exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
Residents were warned to take steps to protect tender plants from the cold and plan for extra time to defrost vehicle windshields.
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