Colder temperatures expected this holiday weekend in South Mississippi

Temperatures are expected to dive quickly this holiday weekend after an area of low pressure moving across the Gulf Coast from Texas pulls cold air down from the northern states.

If the front moves as quickly as the National Weather Service predicts, nightly lows could dip in the 30s as soon as Saturday night and bottom out in the mid- to low 30s Sunday and Monday nights, with highs in the 50s.

Cold-weather shelters across the Coast are likely to open, and Harrison County has already decided to open its shelter in D'Iberville on Sunday and Monday.

Rain chances are highly variable as much of the storm activity is expected over the Gulf of Mexico, but the Mississippi Coast could see storms starting Saturday evening.

Small-craft advisories are likely Saturday.

Temperatures are predicted to start to rebounding Tuesday with lows rising into the 40s.