FIRST ALERT: Frigid temperatures hit the metro - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

FIRST ALERT: Frigid temperatures hit the metro

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Frigid weather is slamming Mississippi as the new year rolls in.

A wind chill advisory is in effect with chills in the single digits and teens through 9 a.m. Tuesday. The warning is in effect through Wednesday. 

Temperatures this morning are in the middle teens and feeling like the single digits. With temperatures expected to drop into the teens every morning through Friday, this could tie the record for the coldest stretch ever like that of 5 days back in 1962.

Temperatures are expected to barely get above freezing today and will stay in the upper 30s on Wednesday and in the 40's Thursday and Friday.

This weekend will be chilly, but not quite as cold with temperature back in the 50s. 

Partly sunny skies are expected through the rest of the week and into the weekend. 

Winds today will be coming from the northeast at up to 10 mph. 

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The average high this time of year is 56 and the average low is 36.

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