If you’ve been putting off bringing in those plants from the porch, now would be a good time to take care of that. Temperatures are expected to dip to at or below freezing tonight in Central Mississippi.
The forecast calls for a brief respite from unseasonably cold weather for the next several days as temperatures come back up into normal territories for the region with highs in the 60s and possibly even the low 70s.
Then, starting Monday night, we’ll be taking a dive into what may come very close to some of the coldest November weather ever recorded in Central Mississippi. It’s definitely going to be mittens and scarves weather.
An arctic blast dipping into the Deep South will put temps around freezing again Monday night. Tuesday’s daytime temperatures will likely get no higher than about 40 degrees, and Tuesday night will be frigid, going into the low 20s and possibly colder.
While it’s unlikely the temperatures will go into the record books, temps in the 20s are unusual for early November. The record coldest day for the month was set Nov. 27, 1903, when thermometers recorded 15 degrees. Of the 10 coldest days of the month ever recorded in the area, all but one was after the 15th and six were in the last few days of the month. The exception was Nov. 3, 1966, when we hit a low of 17 degrees.
After the low Tuesday night, temperatures are expected to make a gradual rise toward November averages for the following week.
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