Time for round two of severe storms

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, June 13, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Monday’s severe weather rolled through without a hitch but Lincoln County is not out of the woods yet.  The National Weather Service in Jackson warns of another chance of severe storms today.

Tuesday’s high temperature is forecast to be 91 with a heat index of 99. Chance of rain is 30 percent today. There are two rounds of storms possible in the morning and afternoon.

North of Brookhaven, residents in Lincoln, Jefferson and Copiah Counties should expect a slight risk of severe storms. These storms could produce damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, quarter to golfball size hail and a brief tornado should not be ruled out.

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South of Brookhaven, a marginal risk of severe storms could produce quarter size hail and damaging wind gusts. The timing of the storm is late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.

Storms are forecast to remain Wednesday afternoon and into the evening. There is a slight risk of damaging wind gusts and hail up to a golfball in size. Wednesday’s storms threaten between 3 p.m. t0 10 p.m.

Thursday has a chance for severe storms posing a marginal risk to the area mostly in the evening.

Weather concerns will shift to heat at the end of the week. Lincoln, Franklin, Copiah and Lawerence Counties are under an elevated risk of high stress conditions towards the end of the week. High temperatures could get up into the mid to upper 90s with heat indices of 106 to 110 degrees. Heat exhaustion could be likely with prolonged outdoor activity.

People can beat the heat by staying hydrated and avoiding strenuous outdoor activities. If you must work outside, take frequent breaks. Heat stress is of most concern between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Check back in for more updates as storms come and go.