Mid-March freeze across the south

Mid-March freeze across the south

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Cold weather is coming to South Mississippi. A Freeze Warning has been issued for parts of the WLOX area. This is because temperatures are expected to drop to near- or below-freezing on Thursday morning.

The only counties in the WLOX area under that freeze warning as of Wednesday morning were Stone and George counties.

"We don't expect a freeze along the immediate coast," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "Areas south of I-10 will be cold with temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. But, it won't be cold enough to damage plants. Special attention should be paid for those in your neighborhood without heat and those that stay outdoors overnight for extended periods of time."

While there may not be a freeze on the coast, it's a different story farther north.

"However, areas near I-10 could see a light freeze and areas well north of I-10 will likely see a light freeze," continued Williams. "The harsh temperatures there could potentially harm or kill sensitive vegetation. So, I would certainly protect my pets and plants if I lived in Stone & George County or even northern portions of Harrison & Jackson counties."

After Thursday morning's freeze, a warm up is expected to lead into the weekend with highs returning to the 70s by Saturday.

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