Below-freezing temperatures were felt across much of the Inland Empire early Saturday morning, and more frosty weather is in the weekend forecast.
The National Weather Service says that Saturday night and Sunday morning will bring widespread frost and freezing temperatures west of the mountains within a few miles of the coast, and winds will begin to pick up on Monday. Gusts may reach 35 mph on Monday
The cold snap will also be felt south of Riverside County, prompting San Diego Gas & Electric to remind people of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, particularly from gas heaters that are being turned on for the first time this winter:
• Symptoms of CO poisoning can include nausea, headaches, paralysis and even death.
• Never use a gas oven, portable barbeque or range for space heating.
• Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur as a result of a poorly ventilated heater or a CO leak from another source. Have natural gas furnaces checked at least once a year by a licensed heating contractor.
• Vacuum and clean regularly in and around the furnace, particularly around the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust and lint.
• Never store items in, on or around the appliance that can obstruct airflow.
• If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from CO poisoning, call 911 immediately.
• Visit sdge.com/safety for more information on staying safe.