Excessive heat warning in effect, temperatures slightly warmer than average

Published 11:39 am Wednesday, June 28, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — An excessive heat warning is in effect by the National Weather Service in Lincoln County Wednesday with highs expected to hit 97 and the heat index hitting 109. Lincoln County and Brookhaven do not have any cooling shelters but there are two public park splash pads for people to take a break from the heat.

One splash pad is located at Brookhaven City Park on 364 Hartman Street while the other is located at Bicentennial Park located at 200 Main Street. 

Thursday is forecast to hit 98 with a heat index of 111. NWS Jackson warns that prolonged outdoor activity could cause heat exhaustion or heat stress. People who are acclimated to the heat should still stay hydrated and be cautious this week. 

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Tuesday hit a high of 93 with a low of 73, just two degrees warmer than the average. Historically, the high for June 27 was 11 degrees off of the record of 104 set in 1988. The record low was set in 1974 with a temperature of 55 degrees.