JACKSON, Miss.--While the rain that plagued south Mississippi and the coast for the past several days was moving out this morning, colder air was moving in and will give nearly the entire state a hard freeze Thursday night into Friday morning.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Ed Agre told us that you'll see mid-20s north and upper 20s central. He said it will likely be a bit warmer on the coast.
"The winds are gonna be light, out of the north, northwest, so we won't see much of a wind chill, but it's gonna be a hard freeze," he said.
Agre said it is likely that you'll see widespread frost by the time you wake up Friday.
He said the next storm system is expected next week.
The absence of heavy rains may give the rivers swollen from Christmas Day rains and the rains that followed a chance to recede.