Sunday high to reach 90s

Published 1:30 pm Sunday, October 22, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Wildfire danger is forecast to continue today and Monday along with sunny skies. No chance of rain is in the forecast.

National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts sunny skies with temperatures reaching the high 80s each day through next Saturday. Today’s temperature is forecast to reach 91 degrees with sunshine and a southern wind.

Fire danger is forecast today and Monday due to drought conditions, gusty winds and low humidity. A fire in Copiah County slowed down traffic on I-55 Friday and continued to burn in some parts of the median Saturday morning and evening.

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Remember Lincoln County and the surrounding counties remain under a burn ban until further notice. Do not burn, please dispose of cigarette butts properly and put up trailer chains so they do not drag on the roadways.

No rain is in the forecast this week but the drought monitor center forecasts the region to improve from extreme drought. National Weather Service forecasts a slight risk of heavy precipitation on October 28 to 29 for Southwest Mississippi, Louisiana, East Texas and the majority of Arkansas.

Our seasonal precipitation outlook shows a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of likely above normal rainfall. However, these forecasts and outlooks are subject to change.