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Break out the scarves! Two cold fronts are bringing chilly temperatures, strong storms

This National Weather Service graphic shows lows the upper 40s for Wednesday night across South Mississippi.
This National Weather Service graphic shows lows the upper 40s for Wednesday night across South Mississippi.

The good news: It’s going to feel more like fall soon.

The bad news: The first of two cold fronts brought some severe weather Sunday.

The storms started moving across the Coast early Sunday morning, and the National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a tornado warning for part of Harrison County that expired at 9:30 a.m. and for northeast Jackson County until 11:45 a.m. The Harrison County Emergency Management agency reported a possible waterspout east of Long Beach at 9 a.m.

A flash flood warning is in effect until 12:30 p.m.

Two to 3 inches of rain had fallen on parts of the Coast by 11 a.m., the Mississippi Department of Transportation reported.

The rain was predicted move out of the area quickly, leaving noticeably cooler temperatures and clear skies. Sunday night’s low is expected to be in the low 60s, dropping into the 50s Monday night. The high temperature is expected to only reach the 70s starting Monday through most of the week.

Another cold front is expected Tuesday, which will drop temperature significantly. Rain and severe weather are not expected with that front.

Lows could dip into the 40s on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with highs in the mid 70s.

Later in the week, temperatures should warm but not to the level seen this weekend, when highs have been in the 80s.

Lauren Walck: 228-896-2393, @laurenwalck

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