While it has remained fairly cool over the last several days with below normal high temperatures mainly averaging in the 40s across Mississippi, overnight low temperatures on the other hand have been slow to fall as a result of the abundance of cloud cover and or increased winds.
That all changed Saturday night with mostly clear skies and near calm winds, which allowed for the coldest night overall so far this season across the region.
Many areas managed to free-fall into the teens and low 20s with mid and upper 20s all the way down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Some of the coldest spots in the state included Holly Springs at 15 degrees, Oxford and Hickory Flat at 17 degrees, Independence at 18 degrees and Greenwood, Booneville, Ashland, Water Valley, Grenada, Winona and Hernando at 19 degrees.
The low temperature of 24 degrees in the capital city of Jackson was the coldest of the season and or since Feb. 12th of this year.
Other freezing cold low temperatures recorded around the state early Sunday:
- Vicksburg 20º
- Tupelo 21º
- Columbus 21º
- Starkville/Mississippi State 22º
- Richland 22º
- Canton 23º
- Kosciusko 23º
- Greenville 23º
- Meadville 24º
- Natchez 24º
- Meridian 24º
- Collins 25º
- Pascagoula 26º
- Columbia 26º
- McComb 29º
- Hattiesburg 29º
- Gulfport 29º
Temperatures over the next several nights will not get close to these freezing cold numbers experienced early Sunday with increasing cloud cover and rainfall through at least Wednesday.
Everyone should stay updated on the latest weather information as it becomes available.