Fog, rain, heat expected Tuesday, burn ban in effect

Published 7:45 pm Monday, September 4, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Ah Mississippi transitioning between seasons with unpredictable weather. Heat, rain, fog and cool breezes will be plentiful and you can experience several Tuesday. Fire risks remain high.

National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts patchy fog before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning before the sun fully comes out and dissipates the fog. A chance of showers is expected after 2 p.m. while the heat will reach 95 degrees with a heat index of 99 degrees.

The wind Tuesday will reach 5 mph and temperatures will cool off to 69 degrees.

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Wednesday is forecast to reach 97 degrees and a heat index of 101. The low Wednesday night is 72. Sadly there is no chance of rain Wednesday.

Thursday through Saturday has at a minimum of 20 percent chance of rain each day.

Dry conditions, low humidity and gusty winds mean the fire risk is still high. Lincoln County’s burn ban remains in effect and will continue to do so until there is substantial amount of rain and improved conditions.

Please remember to heed burn bans, dispose of cigarettes and don’t allow trailer chains to drag on the roadways. Friction from the chains on roadways could cause a spark and set Lincoln County alight.

People should be aware that mowing, bush hogging and other practices involving machinery in dry fuel could cause a fire as well. Mississippi Forestry Commission warns nine out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans and thus only you can prevent wildfires.