Week of sunshine before severe storms threaten

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, December 5, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts a beautiful week in Lincoln County this week. The sunshine and blue skies will be here until the weekend.

Severe storms are in the forecast starting Saturday and could threaten the area. Until then, make the most of the sunny skies. Tuesday will reach a high of 68 with a cool breeze blowing at 5mph from the west to north west. A mostly clear night will allow all of the heat to escape the earth’s surface and drop temperatures down to 38 degrees.

Wednesday will also be sunny with a high of 56. Winds will be out of the north with speeds of 5 to 10 mph and gusts of 20 mph. Wednesday night drops to a low of 32 with a clear night sky and a chilly breeze.

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Thursday will warm up again to 59 degrees. A southernly wind will be around 5mph. Partly cloudy skies that night will insulate much of the heat and keep low temperatures at 42 degrees.

Friday is forecast to be partly sunny with a high of 69 degrees. South to Southeast wind will hold steady at 5 to 10mph with gusts reaching 20mph.

A 20 percent chance of rain is forecast late Friday night and into early Saturday morning. The low will drop to just 56 degrees.

Lincoln County’s best chance of rain is Saturday at 80 percent chance with thunderstorms. A slight chance of rain and storms is forecast before 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Some storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high Saturday is 72 degrees before the low drops to 39 degrees with continued rainfall Saturday night.

NWS Jackson warns there is a threat of severe weather Saturday. Northwest Lincoln County is currently forecast to have a slight risk of severe weather while the rest of the county has a marginal risk. This weather will come Saturday afternoon and into the evening. Due to the weather event being several days stay tuned for more updates over the next few days.