SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - It was a wet Tuesday morning in our region. Though, there were some reports of snowfall in Hattiesburg and Jackson. Much colder air has arrived and will continue through Wednesday morning.
After the rain finishes moving through this morning, expect windy, sunny, and cold conditions to prevail into the afternoon.
Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40s. And the wind chill may be stuck in the 30s all day long.
Tonight, partly cloudy and cold conditions are expected. Keep an eye out for any freeze and hard freeze warnings that may be issued for parts of our region tonight. Lows in the mid to upper 20s to the inland, and in the upper 20s to lower 30s along the coast.
So, protect people, pets, and plants.
In order for cold air to damage pipes in the part of the country, temperatures typically have to drop to colder than 26 degrees for several hours in a row and that is not in the forecast for our coastal region of Mississippi.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in South Mississippi highlighting the main impacts (Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties):
- Windy. Rain showers likely until mid-morning, with a very slim chance for ice and snow mixing with the rain (of little to no accumulation, mainly inland) around sunrise.
- Then, drier and clearing but still cold and windy for the afternoon.
- Chilly temperatures in the 40s and perhaps upper 30s for much of the day.
- Cold wind chill in the 30s and perhaps 20s all day. Protect people and pets.
- Freezing temperatures ranging from the upper 20s to the lower 30s from midnight to 9 AM. Protect plants. (Due to possibly cloudier skies overnight, temperatures should not be cold enough to damage pipes. In order for cold air to damage pipes, the temperature typically must be colder than 26 degrees for several hours in a row and that is not in the forecast for coastal Mississippi.)
- Very cold wind chill in the lower 20s in spots. Protect people and pets.
- Afternoon will be dry and partly to mostly cloudy with chilly highs in the 40s.