The County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Advisory for the Antelope Valley due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures in the low-20s tonight through Thursday night. Temperatures are expected to rise to the low to mid-30’s Friday night. Temperatures for the greater Los Angeles area, including Valleys and coastal areas, are expected to be in the low-30’s to the mid-40’s. “Because children and the elderly are especially vulnerable during such cold snaps, care should be taken to ensure they don’t get too cold when they are outside,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Public Health and Health Officer. “There are places where people can go to stay warm, such as shelters or other public facilities. We also want to remind people not to use stoves, barbeques or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.” The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has a Winter Shelter Program available for seniors or others looking for a place to stay warm. Shelter locations and transportation information can be found at our website at www.lapublichealth.org or by calling (800) 548-6047 or TDD (800) 660-4026 (for the deaf and hearing disabled). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!