Severe thunderstorm warning issued

Published 4:51 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County placed under severe thunderstorm warning. until 5:45 p.m.

National Weather Service issued the warning at 4:45 p.m. A radar indicated storm located near McCall Creek was traveling east with 60 mph wind and quarter sized hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected and wind damage could happen to roofs, homes and trees.

Storms are still in the forecast for this afternoon. 

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Lincoln County is under a severe thunderstorm watch issued by the National Weather Service. A special weather statement was issued for Lincoln County until 5:30 p.m. A strong thunderstorm with wind speeds reaching 50 mph was located moving through Franklin County and Caseyville towards Brookhaven and other areas of Lincoln County.

National Weather Service in Jackson issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lincoln County from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lawrence, Copiah and Franklin Counties are included in the watch. Storms could bring damaging wind gusts between 60 to 70 mph and quarter sized hail. Flooding from high amounts of localized rainfall in a short period of time is also a concern.

Storms could continue Wednesday morning in the area with isolated severe storms and damaging wind gusts.

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