Lincoln County is in the purple for heat risk

Published 4:45 pm Thursday, June 29, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — National Weather Service in Jackson has placed Lincoln County and much of the state in purple for this weekend due to heat, not the Grimace birthday shake at McDonalds. Excessive heat is in the forecast with an extreme risk for heat stroke this weekend.

Temperatures will hit 99 Friday with a heat index of 111. There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation Friday which paired with the heat would be very muggy. Saturday’s highs will hit 98 degrees and there is a precipitation of 10 percent. Lows on Friday and Saturday nights will be around 74 to 75 degrees.

NWS asks people to, “Stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities, and check on neighbors and loved ones to make sure they have a cool place to spend the hottest part of the day.”

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Fortunately, power is still on in Lincoln County while Southwest Electric reports Adams County has 318 customers without power. The power outages are a result of thunderstorms which rolled through the region Tuesday night.

Lincoln County nor Brookhaven have a cooling shelter but there are splash pads at Bicentennial Park and Brookhaven City Park which are open to the public.

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