Frigid temperatures remain in forecast

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

BROOKHAVEN —Ice is melting away from roadways there is still chilly weather ahead for Lincoln County. National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts lows at or below freezing until Monday night.

Temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 42 Wednesday but will drop to a low of 23 Wednesday night. Thursday is forecast to have isolated showers with a 20 percent chance of precipitation. High temperatures Thursday will reach 57 with a south by southeast wind. Thursday night will have a low of 32.

NWS Jackson forecasts Friday to be mostly sunny with a high of 44 and north winds at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could reach as high as 25 mph. Friday night is forecast to have a low of 18 degrees.

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Saturday will be sunny with a high of 37. Saturday night will have clear skies allowing heat to escape quicker dropping the temperatures to 19 degrees. Sunday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 45 and a low of 31 Sunday night.

Monday will have isolated showers with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs will reach 56 and Monday night lows will be around 47. There is a 40 percent chance of precipitation Monday night. The forecasted low would snap a streak of below freezing days. NWS Jackson reports the area is at 4 consecutive days of recording below freezing temperatures. The record for consecutive days of below freezing temperatures is 21 set from January to February in 1940.

NWS Jackson reports the high of 27 degrees Tuesday set a record for coldest recorded high on January 16. It beat out the previous record holder of 32 degrees set on January 16, 1957. A low temperature of 15 degrees nearly set the record for coldest low recorded on January 16. NWS Jackson reports the coldest low recorded on January 16 was 13 degrees in 2018.