Flash flooding, heavy rainfall might miss Lincoln County

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Severe storms are still in the forecast Friday afternoon and into night fall for Lincoln County. Fortunately, flash flooding and heavy rainfall are not in the forecast for the area south of Wesson.

National Weather Service office in Jackson warns Copiah County could face flash flooding. Local heavy rainfalls could dump up to two to three inches of rain in a few hours. The forecasted precipitation event  could then cause flash flooding in low lying and urban areas as well as minor river flooding.

Lincoln County is currently not under the threat in NWS Jackson’s latest forecast. A marginal risk of severe storms is still threatening Lincoln, Franklin, Lawerence and Pike Counties. Severe thunderstorms could strike Friday afternoon and into the night but at this time there is “uncertainty,” with this weather system. NWS Jackson said it will provide updates the closer the weather approaches.

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Rain is almost a certainty Friday. There is an 80 percent chance of rain and storms during the day and 60 percent chance during the night. Saturday will have a 20 percent chance of rain.

Wednesday and Thursday are still forecast to be sunny with a high of 81 and a low of 58 tomorrow. Winds will be about 5-to-10 mph going into Thursday. A strong southern wind will bump wind speeds up to 10 to 15 mph with gusts of 25 mph on Thursday. Those winds will remain for the weekend.