Wind advisory, hard freeze warning for this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 6 tonight until 9 a.m. Saturday as well as a hard freeze warning from midnight to 11 a.m. Saturday for Biloxi and the surrounding area.

Sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph are expected with gusts around 40 mph and temperatures are expected to drop to the lower 30s. 

“We are asking people, if you have to drive in this weather, to be careful as winds this strong can make driving difficult,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said.  “Also, to look after those that may need assistance and to remember the three Ps: Protect your pets, pipes, and plants.”

Forecasters are also warning of black ice north of the I-10 corridor.  Black ice, formed when the air is at 32 degrees or below when rain is falling, is possible on bridges and overpasses.
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Seats now available for the State of the City

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will present the State of the City report on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

The mayor’s report will focus on the major accomplishments as well as the ongoing program of work of the city over the past year.

The mayor plans to have a video presentation as part of his address.

Seats are $40 per person or a reserved table of 10 for $400.  For reservations, contact the chamber at 228-435-6149 or


News and notes

This weekend: “Arsenal”, the south Mississippi-filmed movie starring Nicholas Cage and John Cusack, opened in theaters across the nation today.  To see a weekend preview of other happenings, click here.

City council meeting:  The Biloxi City Council will not meet on Tuesday.  Their next meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see a listing of public meetings, click here.

Twelfth Night celebration: Twelfth Night, the Gulf Coast celebration marking the change of the seasons from holiday to Mardi Gras, was held last night at the Biloxi Visitors Center and Mardi Gras Museum.  To see images from the gathering, click here.  

Boil water notices: Division Street residents between Nichols and Nixon Streets are under a boil water notice which may be in affect until next week.  To see the notice, click here