Enjoy the warm weather because coldest temps this winter are about to blast the Coast

Make sure the big coat, gloves, scarves and hats are at the ready. While it’s warm today and will be again Tuesday, frosty weather is about to hit.

Cold air is moving in Tuesday night, behind light rain and isolated thunderstorms that morning, the National Weather Service says.

Enjoy those highs in the mid-70s today and possibly the upper 70s on Tuesday. By Wednesday, the NWS says, the highs will reach only the lower 50s.

And those lows? The NWS forecasts lows in the upper 30s for Wednesday evening, with temperatures cooling off even more for the weekend as a cold front stalls over the East Coast.

With a little wind mixed in, we’re going to get a real taste of winter, meteorologists say.

Coast residents will have to mind the three Ps later this week: pets, pipes and plants.

Never fear, though, cold-natured Coastians, meteorologist Rocco Calaci says warmer weather will be moving back in after the weekend.

While the weekend will be cold, the NWS says there’s a bright side. Expect sunshine.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99