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Frosty Thanksgiving forecast for San Luis Obispo County

Bring out the extra blankets and cover the crops. It’s supposed to freeze again tonight in parts of San Luis Obispo County.

Thanksgiving morning is expected to have the coldest temperatures of the week, according to local forecaster John Lindsey.

Paso Robles could reach a low of 22 degrees tonight into Thursday morning, Lindsey said, and San Luis Obispo could get down to 32 degrees.

The National Weather Service has posted a freeze watch and warned that such temperatures could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation if they are not protected.

The coldest temperatures are expected in the lowest elevations and in wind-sheltered valleys, according to the National Weather Service.

Dry, clear, warmer weather with plenty of sunshine is expected Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures south of the Cuesta Grade reaching the mid- to high 60s, Lindsey said. The North County will be cooler, with highs in the 50s.

Scattered rain showers are forecast for Saturday before the weather turns clear and windy Saturday afternoon through Sunday, said Lindsey, a communications specialist with PG&E.

Temperatures should then rise, reaching the 60s across the county.

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