Chance of rain ushers in cooler week starting Monday

Published 8:36 pm Sunday, July 2, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — A break from the heat is in store this week, well a slight break. NWS Jackson have downgraded the heat stress conditions this week as there are chances of rain in the forecast each day.

Monday’s high will hit 93 with a heat index of 101, cooler than the forecasted 103 heat index recorded Sunday. There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast while most of the storm threat is north of Lincoln County from Copiah County to the Jackson metropolitan area.

Monday night has a cool low of 72 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation. Independence Day will have a high near 90 and a heat index of just 100. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent with possible thunderstorms as America celebrates.

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Rain is likely Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday bringing lower forecasted heat indexes compared to last week.