Weather Forecast: No rain for a few more days

Published 2:52 pm Friday, November 3, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — If Hank Williams Jr. was singing about the conditions in Lincoln County it might go something like this.

“Mr. Weatherman, what is your forecast. I need a major change. I can’t stand no more drought.” 

Maybe it’s something in the Ozone, or the atmospheric pressure is just too strong. Rain is not in the forecast until next Thursday and drought conditions will continue to persist. Fire danger is still a concern for the weekend with low humidity, breezy winds and dry fuel loads.

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A fire in Loyd Star claimed seven vehicles and a building Thursday afternoon illustrating the dangers of burning during this burn ban.

Highs will be in the 70s and lows in the 40s for the next week. Thursday will be the best chance of rain with 30 percent chance of precipitation. All of the other days from Saturday to Thursday will be sunny.

“Send down the thunder, Lord, send down the rain,” — Don Williams

It is possible more rain is on the way for any farmers or habitat managers praying for precipitation to come. NWS Jackson forecasts above average chances for precipitation over the next few weeks and suggest the drought conditions should improve from exceptional drought by the end of November.

Anyone who has waited on rain to plant a food plot can still wait a little longer. Kamen Campbell, assistant deer program coordinator for Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, said people can wait to plant until Thanksgiving if it is wheat or oats or other cereal grains.

Heat is no longer a threat to seeds at this point in the year and as long as the planter covers their seeds it should keep birds from eating them all before they can germinate. Hay or dead grass can also be used as a cover in place of soil if you are having a hard time working the dry, rock-hard ground.

OnX shows rain could come Thursday night and some rainfall could come early Friday morning on November 10. The Weather Channel forecasts rain could come on November 11 and 12th to the area. Only time will tell.

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