Monday will be a crisp fall day, update on storm surveys

Published 8:03 am Monday, November 27, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Sunshine, blue skies, birds singing and high temperatures at 53 degrees. Monday morning is chilly and sets up a crisp fall day to start the week.

National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts increasing clouds throughout the day and by nightfall the temperature will drop to 33 degrees. Tuesday will warm up to 58 degrees and sunshine but the low temperature Tuesday night will drop to 31 degrees.

Wednesday is forecast to warm up to 60 degrees and cool back down to a low of 40 Wednesday night. Thursday has a 40 percent chance of showers increasing to 90 percent chance of showers Thursday night. Wind gusts Thursday night could get up to 30 mph.

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A chance of rain will continue Friday through Sunday just in time for the second split of duck season in Mississippi.

Tornado surveys

NWS Jackson reports eight tornadoes touched down in their coverage area last week. One of those was in the Little Bahala community near Lake Lincoln. The eighth tornado touched down in Franklin County near Smithdale.

Preliminary Survey data shows the Franklin County tornado traveled 1.22 miles and was 100 yards wide. Its wind speeds maxed at 110 mph making it an EF1. The tornado destroyed two sheds, damaged the roofs of two homes and took out a couple of pine trees.

NWS Jackson included in their storm survey report from last week’s severe weather an update on the Hazlehurst damage in Copiah County. Straight lined winds struck Hazlehurst causing wide spread damage.

NWS Jackson reports the wind speeds were an estimated 70 mph. Trees and vegetation was damaged, roofs suffered minor damage in the strong winds.