Flood watch, wind advisory for Lincoln County

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Jackson for Lincoln County and surrounding areas.

Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with possible higher amounts will likely lead to areas of flash flooding, NWS warned. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

Lawrence and Jefferson counties are included in the watch area. The watch is effective until 7 p.m.

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A wind advisory is also in effect until 9 p.m. for Lincoln, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis and Copiah counties, among many others across the state.

South winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected across portions of central and south Mississippi, southeast Arkansas and portions of northeast Louisiana.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and power outages may result. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.

The flood watch and wind advisory are part of a hazardous weather outlook including a moderate threat of severe thunderstorms today through tonight.