Lincoln County placed under wind advisory Friday

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — National Weather Service in Jackson warns of severe storms Friday morning. A wind advisory has been issued for Lincoln County starting at 3 a.m. until 6 p.m Friday.

Severe storms pose a slight risk to Lincoln County with damaging wind gusts capable of reaching 60 to 70 mph, small hail and potentially tornadoes. This storm system will move through the area around 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. so be careful on your way in to work. Lincoln County has a 90 percent chance of rain Friday.

Once the morning storms end the strong winds will pick up. Sustained speeds will reach 30 mph and gusts could be between 40 to 50 mph. Downed trees and power lines are possible in the strong winds like what happened Monday night and Tuesday morning. Travel may become difficult for high profile vehicles.

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Dangerous cold is still in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday of next week. Low temperatures will be in the teens and highs just below freezing. Wind chills could be between 0 to 9 degrees. Frostbite and hypothermia could be possible with prolonged exposure and there is a danger to exposed pipes. The cold air is due to an arctic airmass moving south in to Mississippi.

NWS Jackson warns a wintry mix is possible for Lincoln County Sunday night into Tuesday. A 15 percent chance of wintry mix is forecast from 6 p.m. Sunday night until 3 a.m. Monday. The chance of a wintry mix continues at 25 percent Monday at noon until 9 p.m. By midnight Tuesday the wintry mix drops to 20 percent chance. It is still too early to forecast specific impacts of precipitation at this time.

If you have a TV on the porch or keep your electronics in a vehicle it might be wise to bring them inside. Be prepared to have food and water available for livestock during the freezing temperatures as well.

Lincoln County’s Supervisors are ready for severe storms Friday and winter weather next week.