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Cold night, warm Christmas Day on tap

December 24, 2011 |  5:36 am

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Southern California is getting the gift of warm weather on Christmas Day. But residents will have to endure cold temperatures on Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for Saturday, with temperatures expected to drop into the 20s in some Inland Valley areas and into the 30s and 40s in other spots, including coastal locations.

When temperatures dip into the 20s, agricultural areas faces the threat of crop damage. Sensitive plants may be damaged as well, according to Miguel Miller of the National Weather Service in San Diego.

He suggested that sensitive potted plants be taken indoors.

On Christmas Day, temperatures will rise considerably, into the 70s.

“Sunny and really, really nice,” Miller said.

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Photo: Christmas shoppers at the Grove in Los Angeles. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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