No more snow in forecast for Lincoln County

Published 9:30 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lincoln County has no hopes for a white Christmas, according to a Jackson meteorologist, but area merchants could still see a bit of green.

It’s expected to rain tonight throughout the day Saturday, which could dampen some shopping expeditions planned on this last weekend before Christmas.

“With the weather looking a bit dreary this weekend, it’s a great excuse to stay in Lincoln County to get that last minute Christmas shopping done,” said Katie Nations with the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. “Many of the stores around Brookhaven and in the county will have some great deals, so shopping locally will not only be easier on the wallet, but it will also be safer since shoppers won’t need to drive far.”

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Temperatures are not expected to dip low enough for another snowfall, said Mark McAllister, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson.

“We already had our snow,” he said, referencing the Dec. 8 blanket that closed schools and many businesses.

Though it won’t snow for the holiday, McAllister expects Lincoln County to get hit with “liquid precipitation” tonight and Saturday morning and into the afternoon. It will be dry Saturday night through Christmas.

Temperatures will be cold, in the high 40s.

McAllister said he expects more rain in the area the middle of next week.