Hard Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory in effect. Dangerous cold temperatures and wind chills to continue through New Year's Day, at least. A record low of 17 is possible by New Year's morning. Tonight will see temperatures in the 20s at midnight with wind chills in the teens. Monday will offer plenty of sunshine with highs near or just below freezing. The wind chill be in the teens and 20s all day. Expect lows in the middle teens to lower 20s, every morning this week with highs in the 30s through Thursday and in the 40s Friday and Saturday. Clouds increase on Sunday, but at least temperatures return to the 50s. The average high this time of year is 56 and the average low is 36. Northerly wind tonight and Monday at 15mph with higher gusts. Sunrise is 7:02am and the sunset is 5:06pm.
Take the time now to prepare your family and home for the prolonged cold temperatures - check in any cold-sensitive people, or people in your life that may not have adequate heat. Make sure pets have warm shelter, water and food. Also, any exposed pipes should be covered - let a faucet drip in your home and bring in / cover any tender vegetation.
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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working to prepare for possible winter weather on New Year’s Eve. Officials say the weather could create potentially hazardous driving conditions over the weekend and drivers are urged to stay off the roads if possible and to create a safety kit for your vehicle if you do go out.
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