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Wintry temps arrive just in time for Spring

Colder air will rush in from the north as spring begins Colder air will rush in from the north as spring begins
Forecast models are hinting at 30s possible across our area on Monday morning. This model has upper 30s; but, other forecasts are calling for low to mid 30s inland. Forecast models are hinting at 30s possible across our area on Monday morning. This model has upper 30s; but, other forecasts are calling for low to mid 30s inland.
The WLOX Weather App has a forecast low temperature of 34 degrees for Wiggins on Monday morning. The WLOX Weather App has a forecast low temperature of 34 degrees for Wiggins on Monday morning.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

The first day of spring is usually time for warm weather fans to rejoice as the colder days fade away in the rear-view mirror. This time, though, Old Man Winter may have one final say as his season ends.

Behind a cold front that passed on Saturday, chilly air will rush into South Mississippi on Sunday, 2016's first full day of spring. And the chill will stick around on Monday before we finally see a slight warm up by the middle of the week.

Temperatures are expected to tumble into the 30s across parts of the WLOX area on Monday morning and again on Tuesday morning. Some areas well inland could even see mid to lower 30s, like in Pearl River, Stone, and George counties. 

"Cold high pressure, abundant dry air, and clear skies will allow for rapidly cooling temperatures on Sunday night & Monday night," commented WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "If temperatures are expected to cool to near the freezing mark, we may actually see some cold weather alerts issued for parts of our area since this would technically be the first freeze of the spring season."

"Anyone with gardening and agriculture interests should pay close attention to the temperature forecast for Sunday night into Monday morning and Monday night into Tuesday morning," Williams continued. "While the National Weather Service has not yet indicated that this could be a South Mississippi freeze event that would be harmful to plants and pets, we will monitor the situation closely and pass along any alerts as soon as they are issued."

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