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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Freeze warning in effect through Monday

  • I-5, Highway 33 south to Ojai open again after being closed by snow
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  • The rain has moved on, but the cold weather is going to stay around through the weekend.
    The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the entire southern San Joaquin Valley that will be in effect from midnight Saturday through 9 a.m. Monday morning.
    Overnight lows will drop into the 20s in many rural areas and widespread frost is likely, the NWS warned.
    Highs Saturday, Sunday and Monday will stay in the 50s before warming into the 60s by midweek.
    Overnight lows will warm to the low 40s by Wednesday.
    The cold air comes after a showery weather system moved through the area Friday, dropping .20 inches of rain in Taft and causing major traffic problems in the mountains.
    Interstate 5 was closed just after 4 p,m. Friday and finally reopened about 8 hours later after snow caused a series of collisions on the busy freeway.
    Highway 33 south to Ojai and Ventura  is open again after being closed Friday night and Saturday morning between Lockwood Valley Road and Wheeler Gorge due to snow.

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