Rain, heat, severe storms out to hit Lincoln County this week

Published 8:04 pm Sunday, June 11, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Wind, rainfall and thunder rumbled across Lincoln County Saturday afternoon and it appears the same threat could return tonight. The National Weather Service warns of storms arriving between 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday morning before more storms follow Monday.

Lincoln, Franklin and much of Lawerence Counties are under a marginal risk of severe storms producing damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail late Sunday night and early Monday morning. There is a slight threat from severe storms to follow.

Late Monday afternoon to Monday night could see continued damaging wind gusts of 60 mph and hail up to a quarter in size. Tuesday and Wednesday are also forecast to have a few rounds of isolated severe storms producing damaging wind gusts and hail.

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Cooling rains will proceed intense heat as the frying pan heats up later this week. NWS Jackson warns of dangerous heat stress conditions at the tail end of the week going into the weekend. Lincoln County is at an enhanced risk with temperatures reaching the mid to high 90s. Heat indices could reach 106 to 110 degrees and heat exhaustion could be possible with prolonged outside activity from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To beat the heat, stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and take frequent breaks if working outdoors.

Check back for more updates on any weather threats.