Despite Red Flag Warnings and continued extreme fire danger around the North and East Bay hills, early morning temperatures in inland valleys of the Bay Area hit 32 and 33 degrees in some places, with the wintery chill continuing into Wednesday.

The reason for the extra-chilly morning is a cold front that's moved into the area, as KRON 4 reports via the National Weather Service. And Wednesday is expected to bring the coldest morning of the week — just as the dry Diablo winds are slowing down. Unfortunately the cold front isn't coming with any precipitation, and the NWS says October will be finishing out with below-average rainfall for the entire NorCal region.

Just a week after the region saw a heatwave that required cooling centers and free public pool access, San Jose is opening warming centers and expanding shelter services today to protect residents and the homeless against near-freezing temperatures, per the Mercury News.

And as the Chronicle notes, a highly contradictory "code blue" freeze warning has been issued in Sonoma County, and "evacuees sleeping in cars and RVs should be aware of the cold weather as well as [should] those in homes without heat or power."

Wind-wise, the mid-day wind gusts have already begun around the North Bay in the range of 50 miles per hour, and the winds are expected to peak Tuesday night between sundown and midnight.

As a result of the winds and the related fire danger, PG&E has cut or will be cutting the power Tuesday into Wednesday for as many as 265,000 customers in the region, with parts of Sonoma County already having lost power today at 7 a.m.

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