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Rose Parade Officials Prepare For Near-Record Low Temperatures

PASADENA ( — Rose Parade officials were making preparations Tuesday for near-record low temperatures as a cold storm makes it way through the Southland.

As locals work on floats, emergency leaders are monitoring the New Year's forecast.

Pasadena is expected to experience the coldest night of the season on Wednesday with temperatures around 32 degrees.

"We're worried about weather-related illnesses – hypothermia. So we will have an increased presence on the parade route," a Pasadena Fire Department spokesperson said.

Officials say those attending the parade should dress in layers, including hats and gloves, and suggest drinking warm fluids.

The record for New Year's in Pasadena is 52 degrees in 1952.

The storm, which is coming from Canada, is expected to drop snow in the Antelope Valley and at low elevations in the San Gabriel Mountains Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory will be in force from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday in the Antelope Valley and 10 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday in the San Gabriels.

Strong winds are also expected at 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph in Antelope Valley and between 25 and 40 mph with 60 mph gusts in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Temperatures throughout Los Angeles should be in the 50s and 60s with cloudy skies and showers. Similar conditions are expected Wednesday. A warming trend will begin over the weekend.

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