Severe storms possible again today through next several days

Published 9:06 am Friday, June 16, 2023

Scattered severe storms are expected to impact Lincoln County and surrounding areas again Friday afternoon through the night. The probability of storms continues through Tuesday.

For Friday, the majority of the county is under a “slight risk” — severe storms are possible, with damaging winds up to 70 mph, and hail quarter-size to golf ball size. The National Weather Service has forecast a 50 percent probability of precipitation for the area. Friday’s temperature could reach a high of 90 degrees, with humidity more than 80 percent.

On Saturday, the chance of storms decreases somewhat to 40 percent across the day and 20 percent at night. High is 91 degrees. The greatest chance of storms is late morning and afternoon. Quarter-size hail is possible, along with damaging wind gusts.

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Early Sunday, Father’s Day, brings a 50 percent chance of storms once again, with a continued high of 91. Probability of storms drops only to 40 percent Sunday night. Severe storms are possible, along with damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and quarter-size hail. A tornado cannot be ruled out.

Monday’s chance of storms rises to 60 percent, and falls to 30 percent Monday night, before presenting another 50 percent chance on Tuesday. Monday and Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.


Power outages

On Friday morning at 9 a.m., 486 electric power customers of the more than 19,200 in Lincoln County were without power, according to That’s 2.5 percent of customers.

Surrounding counties reported the following outages:

Lawrence — 3,039 of 7,264 (42 percent)

Copiah — 8,529 of 14,995 (57 percent)

Franklin — 208 of 6,116 (3.4 percent)

Pike — 4 of 22,016 (less than 1/100 of 1 percent)

Amite — 102 of 9,015 (1.1 percent)

Walthall — 0 of 8,928 (0 percent)

Jefferson — 916 of 4,851 (19 percent)