Temperatures in the 30s are coming to South Mississippi

This forecast graphic shows the temperature Monday morning in the 30s.
This forecast graphic shows the temperature Monday morning in the 30s. National Weather Service

If you envied all the bundled-up fans at Saturday’s college football games, there’s good news.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, temperatures are dropping lower than they have been and staying low through the holiday weekend.

A cold front sweeping across the country reached the Mississippi Coast on Sunday, and daytime temperatures only warmed to the low 60s.

The National Weather Service in Slidell predicts the lowest temperatures to be Monday morning. Most of South Mississippi should see temperatures dip into the mid-30s, but areas right along the water will stay around 40.

Frost is possible and a freeze warning was issued through 8 a.m. Monday for most of central Mississippi, including Hattiesburg and the counties just north of the six lower counties.

Daytime highs are expected to stay in the 60s through the week, with overnight lows rebounding to near 50 Tuesday night. But another cold front should drop temperatures back to near 40 Wednesday night.

“Taking a peak to Thanksgiving Day, looks to be a fairly pleasant day in our area and if anything a tad on the chilly side,” the weather service said, with highs near 60 and lows near 40.

Friday’s high is expected to stay in the mid 60s with lows again near 40, and Saturday should warm up to a high near 70 and low around 50.