JACKSON, Miss.–The hot, dry weather continues in Mississippi, and a good chunk of the state is again on alert for an elevated fire danger. The weather will be cooler over the weekend, but it will still be dry.
If you live in Bolivar, Sunflower, Leflore, Grenada, Carroll, Montgomery, Webster, Clay, Lowndes, Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Holmes, Humphreys, Washington, Attala, Winston, Noxubee, Issaquena, Sharkey, Yazoo, Leake, Neshoba, Kemper, Warren, Hinds, Rankin, Scott, Lauderdale, Newton, Claiborne, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, Jasper, Clarke, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln, Lawrence, Jeff Davis, Covington, Jones, Marion, Lamar and Forrest counties, you have an elevated fire danger today.
The National Weather Service said in a statement Wednesday night that the fire danger could last at least through Friday, thanks to dry weather and strong winds.
That means you are strongly encouraged not to burn anything outdoors.
Burn bans are currently in effect for 29 Mississippi counties, thanks to the dry conditions. That list includes Madison, Hinds, Yazoo, Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Humphreys, Lincoln, Rankin, Smith, Jeff Davis, Simpson, Carroll, Lawrence, Montgomery, Lauderdale, Pike, Panola, Amite, Washington, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Holmes, Grenada, Covington, Marion, Warren, Adams and Winston counties.