Freeze Warning will expire by 9 a.m Wednesday, but one more could be issued within the next 24 hours as another cold night is expected
Today: The average temperature for this time of the year for Gulfport, MS is supposed to hover in the low 70's. Today's high temperature will barely make it to the mid 50's! Plenty of cold air has settled across the region courtesy of the cold front that moved through yesterday. The front was dry and we will remain rain free for Wednesday with a mostly clear sky. Winds will continue to press in from the north/northeast between 20-30 mph. Late this afternoon the wind speeds should slowly decrease to a 10-20 mph range.
Tonight: Another cold evening is expected and the National Weather Service is indicating another Freeze Warning will be issued for Thursday morning 3-9am. Under a clear to mostly clear Wednesday night and a slightly lighter wind speed between 10-15 mph, the low temperature should be a tad colder with a reading near 33ºF. A wind chill is also expected again to push the temperature feel to even lower readings.
Thursday: Under the rule of a high pressure system that will be migrating eastward, your sky should remain mostly clear and you will be experiencing a slight warm up. Temperatures on this afternoon should strike 63º for a daytime high. That is still about ten degrees below the norm for this time of the year. Wind speeds are expected to lighten somewhat to the 10 mph zone with an occasional gust to 15 mph. The wind will be coming from the east (indicative of the high pressure system on the move).
Friday: Some clouds will filter in from the south/southwest and instability in the atmosphere will begin a slightly unsettled weather trend into our weekend. A wave of energy will quickly follow our great weather maker of late (the high) and this impulse from the Gulf of Mexico could be enough to trigger a few rain showers throughout the weekend. For this day, sun and clouds with a warmer high temperature at 72º.
Saturday/Sunday: Periods of sun and clouds as our rain chances continue for a scattered outlook. Temperatures will be quite nice, returning to the mid 70's. Rain chances increase in the wake of that aforementioned wave of energy bouncing northward from the Gulf of Mexico Friday night. An entirely new weather maker will be coming in from the east in the form of a cold front and ahead of it, rain showers will continue to be in my forecast.
Next Week: That cold front will sweep through our region early in the week, likely late Monday into Tuesday morning and believe it or not, we could feel even colder temperatures!
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