12/31 – Brantly’s “Humid and Foggy” New Year’s Eve Forecast

Strong southerly winds ahead of an approaching front will continue to pull moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into the region through Friday night. Very warm and humid conditions will persist with low temperatures remaining in the upper 60s interior to lower 70s along the coast. Dense fog is likely again to form near the coast and over bays and sounds. A Dense Fog Advisory is in place for the coastal counties and marine areas over the Mississippi Sound and northern Gulf.

The main impact for the weekend still comes from the front moving into region on New Year’s Day. Lows Saturday night are expected to range from the mid 30s to low 40s north of I-10, and low to mid 40s south and along the immediate coast.

Behind the strong cold front, much colder temperatures will move into the area with blustery northwest winds. Low temperatures Sunday night into Monday morning will be a stark change from the warm temperatures we’ve experienced over the last several days. Lows by Monday morning will range from the middle 20s to the lower 30s along the coast. This could lead to a hard freeze in the northern areas and a light freeze in the southern areas.

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