Expect severe storms over Lincoln County this weekend

Published 4:21 pm Thursday, April 13, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Thursday has been full of drizzling rain, Friday is forecast to be sunny but the weather of most concern will be Saturday. National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts severe storms to threaten Lincoln County and the areas to the north and west this weekend.

Fortunately, Lincoln County is under a marginal risk of severe storms. The weather could bring isolated severe thunderstorms, hail up to a quarter in size and damaging winds. Flooding could be a concern depending on how much rain the area gets and how full local creeks, bayous and rivers are.

Tornadoes can not be ruled out either. Lincoln County had one tornado touchdown in the Little Bahalia Community this February. Mississippi has seen 31 tornadoes touch down this year killing 22 people and injuring at least 22 people and possibly more. The most recent tornado outbreak came on April 3 as two touched down. One was in Simpson County and the other in Jones County.

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This severe weather is expected to hit Saturday afternoon and into Sunday morning.

Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny with a high of 79 and a low of 58. Wind speeds will reach 5 to 10 mph out of the south. Saturday has a 70 percent chance of rain with rainfall amounts projected to be a quarter of an inch to a half inch. Saturday night has a 60 percent chance of rain.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 71 but wind speeds will reach 15 to 20 mph out of the northwest and gusts could hit 30 mph.