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Cooler weather is coming to the Coast this weekend

The first day of fall was Friday, but it hasn’t much felt like it in South Mississippi. This weekend should have more of that autumn feeling when a high-pressure area brings slightly lower temperatures and humidity.
The first day of fall was Friday, but it hasn’t much felt like it in South Mississippi. This weekend should have more of that autumn feeling when a high-pressure area brings slightly lower temperatures and humidity. Sun Herald file

With the traditional sweltering first day of fall already past — along with the first cool days that actually felt like fall but faded too quickly — temperatures are expected to cool down a little for the start of October.

It’s not by much, but a high-pressure area headed toward South Mississippi will drop humidity levels and temperatures.

And it’s the first time this fall overnight lows are forecast to drop into the — gasp! — 60s.

Coastians should be able to start feeling the cooler air Friday night, the National Weather Service in New Orleans predicts. Lows in the upper part of the coastal counties could dip as low as 65, but the beach temps will be closer to 70.

And lows are expected to stay in the 60s or hovering near 70 through early next week. Daily highs are still expected to climb to the upper 80s, though the humidity will be lower.

The weather service says it won’t be a “true cold frontal passage.” But we’ll take what we can get.

Lauren Walck: 228-896-2393, @laurenwalck

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