Southland residents bundle up as temps drop


As temperatures plunged in Wrightwood Friday evening, snowflakes flew, leaving a layer of white on tree branches and the windshields of cars.

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Meanwhile in Lancaster, some shoppers were having a hard time adjusting to the chill in the air.

"We started the day off up here and it was cold and we ended up down at Disneyland, which was beautiful down there, so now we're back up to the freezing cold valley," said Susan Nesbitt of Rosemund.

But others were happy to put on coats and hats.

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"I love the cold, I'm used to it," said Dulce Arreola of Lancaster. "I hate, I hate the hot weather"

In fact, parts of Southern California were hit with a variety of weather conditions Friday. Rain and hail pounded the ground in Palmdale, and with snow starting to fall in Big Bear and other resort areas, signs were posted warning drivers on Highway 18 that chains are required in the mountains.

With the return of cold weather, the snow-making machines are on full blast at Mountain High Resort. The resort is preparing to open its slopes to people who look forward to the cold as early as Sunday.

On Saturday, skies are expected to be partly cloudy, partnered with breezy conditions. Temps should be mostly in the low 60s, while the mountains will be in the 30s and the high desert should be in the 50s.

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