Cold weather moving in Sunday and Monday; shelters set to open

A dissipating cold front is expected to bring colder weather to the Gulf Coast.

Phil Grigsby with the National Weather Service in Slidell said Coast residents can expect a light freeze Sunday and Monday nights.

"There's a cold front that's moving out and in the wake of the low pressure, we are looking for some cooler weather to move in," he said. "The temperatures will be right at freezing or slightly below and there will be a light wind. This will make the wind chill feel like temperature is in the upper 20s."

Grigsby said lows should be back to about 40 by Tuesday. Highs are expected to be back in the mid-60s by Wednesday.

The Salvation Army will open its cold weather shelters Sunday and Monday.

Salvation Army public relations director Morgan Shiyou said two shelters will open -- one in Gulfport and one in Pascagoula for Jackson County residents. The Gulfport shelter is at 2019 22nd St. It will open at 4 p.m. and close at 8 a.m.

Shiyou said the Pascagoula shelter is open 24 hours.

The D'Iberville Multi-Purpose Center on Automall Parkway, behind City Hall, will serve as a cold-weather shelter Sunday and Monday, shelter volunteer Windy Swetman said. The shelter will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian Adam said Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church on U.S. 90 will serve as a cold-weather shelter.

Adam said the shelter will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday and Monday.