Freezing temperatures possible along SLO County coast tonight

A freeze watch for coastal sections of San Luis Obispo County has been issued by the National Weather Service for tonight and early Friday.

The weather service says temperatures could drop into the mid-to-upper 20s along the coast from Lompoc to Cambria.

“A freeze watch means subfreezing temperatures are possible,” the National Weather Service said. “Measures should be taken to protect sensitive crops and vulnerable animals should be kept indoors in a barn or similar structure.”

The North County has already undergone several hard freezes and so no watch has been issued for that area. Tonight’s low in Paso Robles is expected to be 22 degrees.

Daytime highs in SLO today should be near 64 and nearly identical on Friday. The weather service expects the high in San Luis Obispo to reach 68 on Saturday and then drop off to 65 degrees on Christmas Day.

The high today in Paso Robles will be near 60 degrees, with warming to 69 degrees by Sunday, the weather service said.