Hard freeze warning issued for tonight, Friday morning

A hard-freeze warning, meaning temperatures will be sub-freezing for several hours, is in effect from midnight tonight until 9 o’clock Friday morning for Biloxi and the surrounding area, and residents are urged to protect exposed pipes, plants and pets.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will quickly fall below freezing after sunset this evening, and into the mid-20s shortly after midnight. Temperatures should warm above freezing around 9 a.m. Friday, which means that many locations will be below freezing for nine to 12 hours and in the mid-20s or lower for more than three hours.

Coast Transit, using its fixed route buses, will provide free rides to a cold-weather shelter at the Harrison County Multi-Purpose Building, off Auto Mall Parkway, adjacent to the D’Iberville Civic Center. The shelter will be open from 5 this afternoon until 8 a.m. Friday, and will re-open Friday at 5 p.m. through Saturday at 8 a.m.

More online

Online forecast: To see the current forecast, hard-freeze warnings, and the extended forecast from the National Weather Service, in English and Spanish, click here.

Cold-weather safety tips: To see cold-weather fire safety tips from the Biloxi Fire Department and other agencies, click here.