Bay Area weather: Freeze continues but warmer temperatures projected for this weekend

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A peninsula frames the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco beyond on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Calif. The Golden Gate National Recreational Area just released its 20-year plan for the area. (Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal)

Bay Area residents will have to keep scraping frost off their car windshields — but warmer weather isn’t too far off. Temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s by the weekend.

A freeze and frost warning is in effect until Friday morning for the Bay Area and Central Coast, according to the National Weather Service. The biggest risks include hypothermia for people without adequate shelter, including people and animals. Sensitive vegetation and crops might also die off during the freeze and outdoor plumbing could be damaged.

Thursday morning, it reached 27 degrees in Santa Rosa, 33 degrees in San Jose, 41 degrees in San Francisco and 34 degrees at the Oakland International Airport. The coldest spots were interior locations of Monterey and San Benito counties, with temperatures dipping into the 10s.

“They get influence off of the oceans,” said forecaster Matt Mehle. “Coastal areas near the Bay shoreline tend to be warmer, as opposed to Santa Rosa and Napa that are further inland, it’ll be colder.”

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