Santa Clara opens warming centers after NWS freeze warning

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The National Weather Service says that the temperature on Wednesday night can bring ice and frost to your doorstep. 

The freeze warning and frost advisory take effect from midnight through 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. Temperatures in the south of the Bay Area around King City are expected to be sub-freezing, ranging from 26-28 degrees. 

According to NWS, the weather could remain chilly for the rest of the week, but more temperate weather over the weekend. 

NWS warns that froze and hard freeze conditions can kill crops, and long exposure can also cause hypothermia for people and their pets. 

Santa Clara County will be opening warming centers across the South Bay from Thursday to Friday to help fight the cold. All community members are welcome, especially people experiencing homelessness. 

Visit the Santa Clara County website for a list of warming centers. 

Kathryn Kaminski, the Deputy Director of the Office of Supportive Housing, says that outreach workers have made stops at encampments to pass out blankets, ponchos, handwarmers and beanies. “We encourage anyone experiencing homelessness to call our Here 4 You Call Center at (408) 385-2400 to locate a location near them for refuge from the temperatures,” Kaminski said in a statement.

The Valley Transportation Authority will also be providing free rides to warming centers. There is no proof required.