Big Bear temperatures drop to minus 2, but cold snap is on the way out

Snow in Mt. Laguna, Calif.
(John Gibbins/Union-Tribune)

Southern California is going to warm up — but only after a bit more more cold.

Some mountain communities saw sub-zero temperatures Saturday morning including Big Bear at minus 2 and Baldwin Lake at 8 below zero. Mt. Laguna in San Diego County was at 8 degrees. On Friday, Long Beach hit a record low for the day, 37 degrees.

It’s expected to be a busy weekend for local ski resorts after a series of storm left them with the best conditions in years.

Forecasters say the mercury is expected to rise gradually over the next several days before reaching about 74 degrees with sunny skies by Thursday.


Next week’s forecast is in stark contrast to the dusting of snow over portions of Los Angeles County on Thursday. Snowflakes fell in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Northridge and Pasadena, all which sit at elevations between 700 and 1,000 feet.

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