Get the hot chocolate and fuzzy slippers ready, North County, because you’ll want to be prepared for a cold night Monday.
The National Weather Service is warning of the potential for a “hard freeze” Monday night in wind-sheltered parts of San Luis Obispo County, including Atascadero and Paso Robles.
According to the service, temperatures could drop to between 25 and 28 degrees Monday night into Tuesday morning. The hard freeze could kill crops and sensitive vegetation, and harm outdoor pets and livestock.
Protective measures to save outdoor plants could be needed, and vulnerable animals and pets should be kept indoors that night, according to the service.
Overnight temperatures in these areas will likely stay low (in the high 20s and low 30s) for the rest of the week; coastal overnight temperatures will stay in the 30s to low 40s.