JACKSON, Miss.–No tropical systems have come Mississippi’s way so far this season and there have been few weather fronts in the past few weeks. That has led to some hot and dry conditions that could last through the latter half of fall.
“Unfortunately we’re notorious for having dry months in September through October,” said Mark McAllister, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
He said that the El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific could eventually lead to a wetter weather pattern for Mississippi, but not until the latter half of fall.
McAllister described rain chances in Mississippi this week as “low end” and said it would not be beneficial enough to alleviate the dry conditions that have persisted in the past few weeks.
There are ten counties listed on the Mississippi Forestry Commission website where you cannot burn outdoors because it is hot and dry. Madison, Hinds, Yazoo, Copiah, Adams, Smith , Franklin, Humphreys, Rankin and Covington counties, are under a burn ban.