Freeze! Temps expected to dip overnight

Overnight temperatures are forecast to dip as low as 28 degrees, which has prompted a freeze warning from 10 tonight until 8 Tuesday morning.

Residents should take steps to protect plants, pets and pipes, and check on elderly residents, the National Weather Service says. A wind advisory also is in effect until 5 this afternoon, with Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

The weather report, along with updates on storm-debris removal, COVID-19 cases and a lifting of the city’s fire ban are among the news in today’s video report, which also marks the official end of the record-shattering 2020 hurricane season.

The latest COVID numbers: Harrison County is now averaging 55 new cases a day, and the state has seen 9,000 new cases over the past week, including nearly 1,500 in the past 24 hours.

The National Weather Service, in issuing the hard freeze warning for this evening also offered suggestions for residents: Use extra caution when driving. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly to avoid freezing.
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News & notes: Reports, council TV, traffic

Weekly reports: The Biloxi Police handled 1,700 calls for service last week, while the Fire Deparment answered 135 calls for service, including 81 medical emergencies. See the reports from key city departments by clicking here.

Council TV: The Biloxi City Council’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 1. See the agenda online now by clicking here. See unedited replays of City Council meetings on YouTube by clicking here.

Traffic: To see the latest on traffic — road closures, MDOT traffic cams, traffic counts and more — click here.