Weather service issues hard-freeze warning

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for this evening for Biloxi and the surrounding area, with wind-chill temperatures expected to fall as low as 13 degrees this evening, and a wind-chill as low as 12 degrees Tuesday morning.

The hard freeze warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 a.m. Tuesday, means that sub-freezing temperatures are expected for four to six hours.

“We’re advising residents to protect the three Ps – pipes, plants and pets,” said Mayor A.J. Holloway. “It’s going to be cold, and it’s going to be cold for a while.”

Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service:

—Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 23. Wind chill values as low as 13. North wind around 10 mph.

—Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 45. Wind chill values as low as 12 early. North wind around 10 mph.

—Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 21. Wind chill values as low as 14. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Online info: To see the detailed forecast for tonight and through the next seven days, existing warnings, and real-time radar and satellite images,
click here.

News and notes

Council meetings: The Biloxi City Council meets three times on Tuesday. At 10 a.m., the council will consider updates to the city’s building codes. In a meeting that immediately follows the 10 a.m. session, the council will discuss proposed increases in slip fees at the city’s harbors and marinas, and at 1:30 p.m., the council will conduct its regularly scheduled meeting. To see the agenda and available resolutions for all three public gatherings, click here.

Fletcher honor: Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway, who had his day in the college football limelight, will proclaim Tuesday as Damion Fletcher Day in Biloxi in recognition of the Biloxi standout’s stellar career with Southern Miss. Fletcher is expected to be on hand at the 1:30 p.m. council meeting to accept the honor.