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Chilly Watsonville Weather to Linger Through Wednesday

Temperatures will drop to below freezing early Tuesday.

Freezing overnight temperatures will continue in many parts of the Bay Area and Santa Cruz County early this week before a slight warming trend begins Wednesday, a National Weather Service forecaster said.

After Wednesday, temperatures are expected to return to normal for this time of year, which usually sees lows in the 40s -- rather than in the 20s and 30s as seen in the past few days, forecaster Steve Anderson said.

"It's not warm, but warmer," Anderson said of the approaching weather system.

Many areas, including in the North Bay, the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains, have been experiencing freezing and below-freezing
temperatures overnight.

The temperature in Watsonville was 50 degrees at 2 p.m. Monday, but temperatures will drop to the low 30s early Tuesday morning, with a low of 31 degrees 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The next seven days should be dry, Anderson said. This weekend will see some areas breaking into the 60s, he said.

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Robert Q. Zackfolder January 15, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Many of them head south for the winter but sadly return in the spring.

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