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After fog engulfs Coast, expect light freeze Sunday night

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD 
 Lights from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino silhouette a tree as fog obscures the Biloxi casino on Friday.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD Lights from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino silhouette a tree as fog obscures the Biloxi casino on Friday.

Fog socks in Coast, will give way to light freeze

By WESLEY MULLER

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GULFPORT -- The annual appearance of fog banks rolling ashore took the sharp edges off both sights and sound Thursday and Friday, as a thick cloud deck that moved inland from the Mississippi Sound on Friday. It placed much of the Mississippi Coast under a dense fog advisory. The lights and shapes that pierced the mist took on a vaporous appearance and moody air captured by photographer Tim Isbell's camera.

The fog formed late Thursday when slightly warm air moved over the cold waters of the Mississippi Sound. It rolled north, stretching as far as Interstate 10 in some areas until it finally cleared up late Friday night, Slidell's National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Destri said.

"It kind of resonated from the night before," Destri said. "It was a little bit of an effect where the cold water in the Mississippi Sound had slightly warmer and slightly moist air coming over it. The relative humidity came up to 100 percent and the fog formed."

Though Saturday was mostly dry with highs in the mid-60s, a cold front was forecast to move into the Gulfport-Biloxi area overnight, dropping temperatures into the low 40s during the day Sunday and slightly below freezing at night, Destri said.

Areas north of Interstate 10 can expect to see lows in the upper 20s.

Conditions are expected to remain that way through Monday night.

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