A brief warm-up before the bitter cold

A brief warm-up before the big polar blast
Published: Dec. 20, 2022 at 5:01 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2022 at 10:22 PM CST
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The rain is moving away from South Mississippi tonight. It is going to be mostly cloudy and chilly with lows in the 40s. There will be a brief warm-up ahead of the bitter cold diving south. We are bracing ourselves for the arctic blast set to blanket the south starting Thursday night. This will lead to four mornings in a row of temperatures in the 20s. Saturday morning will be the coldest with morning temperatures in the 10s. It won’t just be the frigid temps, it is going to be very windy, as well, behind the front. In fact, there is talk about a wind advisory possibly needing to be issued. Northerly wind will gust to 40 mph. Wind chill numbers will likely drop into the single digits this holiday weekend. We’ll likely see hard freeze warnings and other alerts go into effect late this week. There is not much of a chance for South Mississippi to see any impacts regarding measurable or even any wintery weather. But a bit to our north, a few flurries can’t be ruled out, especially in central and north Mississippi.