Storms headed for Brookhaven

Published 10:42 am Monday, January 8, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Dark clouds, gusty winds and sprinkles are initial symptoms of severe weather headed for Brookhaven, Lincoln County and Southwest Mississippi. National Weather Service in Jackson issued a wind advisory and flash flood watch for Monday and Tuesday.

NWS warns damaging wind gusts of 60 mph could hit Monday night. The storms could produce tornadoes in Lincoln County, Franklin County, Lawrence County and Copiah County according to NWS. Storms could hit between 9 pm to 3am.

Flash flooding could strike Monday night with rainfall around three to six inches in the forecast and more expected in localized rain events. Roads maybe be closed and structures may become inundated. Be cautious around low lying areas and bodies of water.

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NWS Jackson warns the flash flooding could be between 6 pm Monday night and 4 am Tuesday. Remember to turn around and don’t drown if you are driving and encounter a flooded roadway. Flood water could wash out the road underneath, disable a vehicle or sweep it away.

Sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph could hit Monday and Tuesday causing downed trees and power lines. The danger is in gusts that will reach 30-50 mph. Temperatures will plunge to 29 degrees Tuesday night.

More severe weather is forecast for later this week but NWS Jackson did not have any more specifics. Check back for more updates on the developing storms.

Stay weather alert and check back for more updates on the storms before, during and after they hit. Submit any pictures or videos of weather events to The Daily Leader by emailing