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Finally feeling like fall

Fall's first push of cooler and drier air arrives on the Gulf Coast Fall's first push of cooler and drier air arrives on the Gulf Coast

South Mississippi is on the way to a stretch of awesome autumn weather. For many, it began on Thursday morning when pleasantly cooler temperatures arrived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

For the last 122 days, Biloxi has remained above 70 degrees. That streak finally came to an end this morning. 

2016 will go down in the record books for Biloxi's most number of days in a row above 70-degrees. And the records date back to 1893.

So just how cool was it this morning?

Temperatures as cool as 60 degrees were reported this morning in the WLOX area of South Mississippi. The Kiln and Perkinston tied for the coolest locations at 60 degrees. But, Saucier, Vancleave, and Tradition were also quite cool in the lower 60s. 

Typically, the South Mississippi area sees morning lows in the lower 60s this time of year, so this was not too far from normal. 

But, Thursday night into Friday morning will be cooler than normal. So, grab your sweater!

"We're expecting chilly conditions with lows across most of the area dropping into the 50s for the first time since spring," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "The only exception will be areas right along Biloxi Back Bay and St. Louis Bay where temperatures may only fall to the lower 60s."

As for the rest of the forecast, afternoon high temperatures will struggle to top 80 on Friday but we should see warmer afternoons into the mid 80s by this weekend. 

Rain appears hard to come by with dry conditions expected to last through the weekend into next week which should make for beautiful Cruising the Coast weather.

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