Wildfire Danger Extends Through Friday

With no rain forecast, the threat of wildfires will continue across Mississippi through Friday.  The National Weather Service has expanded its Level-1 "limited" threat to cover the entire local area.   Low humidity and gusty winds will combine with the continued drought to create favorable... Read More.

Wildfire Danger Decreases, Caution Still Advised

Mississippi will be under a "limited" threat of wildfires over the weekend.  The National Weather Service says dry and breezy conditions will continue but the risk of fires won't be as high as Wednesday-- when a red flag warning was issued-- and Thursday, when... Read More.

Wildfire Danger Climbs Again

The National Weather Service is placing most of Mississippi under an "elevated threat" of wildfires Sunday and Monday.   Forecasters say dry and breezy conditions will combine with low humidity to make the situation more favorable for wildfires.

Weather Service Issues Fire Danger Statement

From the National Weather Service in Jackson:  ...HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...According to local forestry agencies and the U.S. Forest Service, recent dry conditions have made outdoor burning increasingly hazardous. Conditions are such that a spark from equipment, the heat from a catalytic converter, or any... Read More.

Wildfire Danger Increasing In Mississippi

The National Weather Service has raised the wildfire danger in Mississippi a level, now calling it an "elevated threat".  It says open burning is being discouraged through Friday because dry and warmer conditions and gusty winds could lead to fires getting out of control.