It was chilly last night and cool this afternoon, but freeze warnings have been issued for all six South MS counties ahead of tonight’s lows. Before the clear skies and freezing temperatures arrive we’ll see one last pop of cloud cover and a chance of showers as a short-wave trough moves across the area. Don’t expect any significant rain or thunderstorms, and skies will be completely clear by 3 AM.
I EXPECT GULFPORT TO STAY JUST NORTH OF FREEZING TONIGHT, BUT THE INLAND COUNTIES WILL BE A FEW DEGREES COOLER AND IT ONLY GETS COLDER TOMORROW NIGHT.
That’s why freeze warnings have been issued, and steps should be taken to protect any sensitive vegetation, outdoor pets, and exposed pipes. Other than the frigid nights the weather won’t be so bad. Afternoons will linger in the mid-to-upper 50s for most of the week with plenty of sunshine.
WE START TO SEE A LITTLE CLOUD COVER MOVE IN ON THURSDAY ALONG WITH SOME WARMER TEMPERATURES, BUT WE’LL STAY OUT OF THE 70S UNTIL JUST BEFORE THE WEEKEND.
That’s when we’ll see our next active weather system. It’s too early to determine with certainty if there will be any severe weather with this event, but the potential is there. Current timing has it at its worst Saturday around midnight and clearing by Monday morning, but this will certainly change as the system develops.