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Wind Advisory-Staying Cold

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The cold front is making steady progress toward the east and blustery conditions are with us this morning. Rains continue to push into Mississippi and Alabama, while we're left with a little mist and drizzle this morning. Yesterday's 70 degree weather is a thing of the past and we won't see anything close for at least a week. Temperatures are dropping into the  30s and lower 40s with wind chills in the 20s and 30s. We'll see cloud cover to start the day, but eventually the clouds will move on and sunny skies are expected later this afternoon. A wind advisory is in effect today as winds will gust to near 25mph at times.

  

Unfortunately, even with sunshine, the cold air sliding in will overcome any type of warm up. Expect temperatures to only struggle into the mid 40s for highs later today. Wind chills will remain in the 30s. Sunny skies are expected for the entire weekend, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. Temperatures will remain below normal. Expect lows tonight under clear skies to drop into the 20s north of I-10 and near 30 at the coast. Light freeze conditions are expected with temperatures below 32 degrees for up to 6 hours north and about 2-4 hours south of I-10.

Saturday, we can expect highs to reach the upper 40s with lows back into the upper 20s/low 30s by early Sunday morning. Sunday's highs are expected to be near 47. We'll see light freezing conditions north of I-10 Monday morning with highs reaching the lower 50s. Another front will slide in Tuesday, keeping our temperatures cold through the midweek with another light to moderate freeze expected. Temperatures should warm up by next weekend.

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