Monday weather forecast to get wild

Published 8:24 pm Sunday, March 24, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Strong winds, floods and severe storms are expected Monday into early Tuesday morning for Lincoln County. Weather is forecast to get a little wild at the start of the week according to outlooks by the National Weather Service.

The first weather hazard will be Monday morning when strong winds start to pick up. Sustained winds could reach 25 mph with gusts reaching 40 to 50 mph. Downed trees and power lines could be possible in this storm. Look out for dead pine trees Monday and in the days following the storm as they could fall unexpectedly. NWS Jackson warns travel could be difficult for high profile vehicles.

Lincoln County is under a wind advisory from Monday at 9 a.m. to Tuesday at 4 a.m.

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Severe storms are also likely Monday night. NWS Jackson warns the storms could reach Lincoln County between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. There is a likely chance winds could reach up to 7o mph with hail up to a quarter in size. NWS Jackson warns tornadoes are possible with this storm. Since January 1, 2024, six tornadoes have touched down in Mississippi. Three tornadoes touched down in George County, one in Union County and two in Lowndes County.

Flash flooding is possible with nearly two inches of rain forecasted in a few hours. Localized higher amounts is possible with thunderstorms. Low lying and urban areas could be prone to this flash flooding risk. The timing of this risk is Monday afternoon into the night.

Chances of rain are 30 percent Monday afternoon mostly after 3 p.m. and will increase to 90 percent Monday night with the best chances of thunderstorms between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Rain could continue Tuesday morning until 8 a.m. with a 50 percent chance. The rest of the week is forecast to be sunny at this time.

Check back for more updates before, during and after the storms. Stay safe and weather aware.