Lincoln County remains under a flood watch into Thursday, severe storms loom

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, January 24, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Heavy rainfall is causing low lying areas to flood Wednesday morning in Lincoln County. Already, the Bayou Pierre is out of its banks in northwest Lincoln County ditches are overflowing into the roadways.

National Weather Service warns the flooding could continue into Thursday as the area remains under a flood watch. Three to six inches of additional rain is possible throughout today.

A flash flood warning is also in effect here until 3:30 p.m. Lincoln County has received at least 0.42 inches of rain Wednesday as of 9:50 a.m. according to NWS Jackson with higher localized rainfall amounts possible.

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Severe storms could hit the area this afternoon. Lincoln County south of US84 could see severe storms, damaging wind gusts, hail and possible tornadoes. Lincoln County north of US84 has the potential for severe storms, damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes can not be ruled out.

Isolated severe storms could continue into Thursday according to the NWS bringing damaging wind gusts.

NWS Jackson reports three tornadoes have touched down in Mississippi in 2024. All of those tornadoes were in George County in early January.

Remember to turn around and don’t drown if you encounter flooded roadways. Report any flooded roads and storm damage by emailing Check back for updates on the weather.

Please share any pictures you have of flooding by emailing