The sudden appearance of holiday sights and sounds might seem less jarring as temperatures dip into the 40s this weekend.
A misty cold front moving through Thursday will be followed by a high-pressure area that should keep the weekend cool and dry through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
North Mississippi may even see its first frost, with temperatures hovering near 32 Saturday night.
The windy front is also bringing choppy waters, and a small craft advisory is in effect until noon Saturday.
Daytime highs are expected to be below normal, in the mid 60s Friday and low 60s Saturday. Lows Friday should dip into the 40s for most of South Mississippi, but along the beach temperatures could hover around 50. Saturday will be slightly cooler, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Sunday should be slightly warmer, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 60s returning for most of next week.
There's a chance of rain Monday, and a storm system with prolonged rainfall is predicted sometime between Tuesday and Thursday.