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Cover Your Pipes and Bring in the Pets: When Cold Air Is Set to Blast Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss.–Temperatures as low as 12 degrees and wind chills into the single digits are expected in Mississippi by Wednesday night into Thursday morning. And the arctic air will be felt from DeSoto County to the coast.

“Subfreezing temperatures, and these temps in the teens and then not getting above freezing, will make the risk for freezing pipes and any type of outdoor animal will need some extra protection Wednesday night into Thursday,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Edmunston.

He said the arctic air will arrive Wednesday and for the north half of the state, temps might not get above freezing during the day. As the front moves through, it will drop temperatures for the rest of the state.

MIKE EDMUNSTON SAYS IT’S GETTING REALLY COLD THIS WEEK

“It looks like the coldest night is gonna be Wednesday night into Thursday morning and we’re still anticipating teens, somewhere around maybe 12 in the Hwy. 82 corridor down to the lower 20s around Hattiesburg.”

Wind chills could be in the single digits as far south as Hwy. 84.

Friday morning will still be pretty cold, with some places in the low 20s.

Then rain Friday and Saturday, but there’s a reinforcing cold front coming in that may make for a brief period of freezing rain in the north part of the state Saturday night into Sunday.

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