Big winter chill this week

After record-setting warmth, we’re headed for freezing temperatures

FORECAST VIDEO: 2019's first freeze tonight? Here's what to expect.

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Spring-like air has delighted us in recent days. There was even record-setting warmth on Tuesday. But, thanks to a cold front, our mild trend has come to an end.

It was so unusually warm yesterday that we tied and set temperature records across our region! Expect much cooler conditions this afternoon instead. #MSwx WLOX-TV Forecast: wlox.com/weather

Posted by Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Morning temperatures may drop into the 30s, with some spots near- or below-freezing on Thursday and Friday. The last time we were this cold was before Christmas! Here’s the chilly changes on the way:

WEDNESDAY

  • Clearing skies. 
  • Cool afternoon highs in the 50s and lower 60s.

THURSDAY

  • Mostly sunny. 
  • A light freeze is possible from 2 A.M. to 8 A.M., especially north of I-10 in coastal Mississippi. Protect people, pets, and plants.
  • Cold morning lows ranging from the upper 20s to mid 30s, may feel like the mid to upper 20s at times. Cool afternoon highs in the 50s.

FRIDAY

  • Gradually cloudier skies with a stray rain sprinkle possible.
  • Cold morning lows ranging from the upper 20s to the 30s, may feel like the upper 20s. Cool afternoon highs in the 50s.

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