A major cold front has moved through, and an arctic air mass is now in place across the Southeast United States.
Skies will clear through the afternoon, becoming clear by tonight. Winds will be blustery out of the north at 20-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire News 25 viewing area.
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, low temperatures are expected to be at record cold levels. Overnight lows will range from 25 to 27 degrees and the wind chill will make it feel like it is in the teen. All of South Mississippi should anticipate a hard freeze tonight. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning.
Sunshine returns on Wednesday and winds will be much calmer. Temperatures will start out in the 20s, but will warm up to the lower 50s by the afternoon. Temperatures will continue to gradually warm throughout the week, finally getting above 60 degrees on Friday afternoon.
On the water, seas are running at 3-6 feet and a Small Craft Advisory has been issued. As the winds calm, the seas will drop and a moderate chop is expected Wednesday.