SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Even though fall began on Thursday, it has been hard to tell in South Mississippi with near-record heat across the area. But, a push of cooler fall air could finally arrive on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week.
The cold front responsible for this week's cool down was located across the Plains on Saturday. This front is expected to continue pressing eastward, finally passing through South Mississippi by Tuesday.
The result? High temperatures finally out of the 90s. And low temperatures so chilly you may want to grab a sweater!
Coastal locations like Biloxi and Gulfport will cool into the middle 60s early Wednesday. And then even cooler morning temperatures into the lower 60s are expected on Thursday and Friday.
It will be even cooler inland and north of I-10; those areas should expect lower 60s and possibly upper 50s for morning low temperatures on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
"This sort of cooler air would be noticeable and significant," pointed out WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Saturday. "In fact, it would be the coolest air our area has felt in about four months."
Afternoon temperatures are still expected to warm into the 80s this week. But, perhaps we can finally put 90 degrees behind us this year as we head deeper into the fall season.
"It took fall long enough," Williams commented. "But, it will surely be nice to feel cooler air again after hundreds of days of heat."