Weather Forecast: Oct. 18, 2022

Published 4:04 pm Monday, October 17, 2022

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NATCHEZ — There are 64 days until winter but it sure feels like old man winter is here with his chilly cane.

Tuesday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 59 and wind blowing out of the north at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 20mph. A clear night sky will allow the heat to escape the earth’s surface and lows will drop to 32 with a north wind around 5 to 10mph. Gusts could be as high as 2o mph.

In the last 24 hours, .06 inches of rain have fallen. NWS Jackson strongly discourages open burnings Tuesday as there is a risk of wild fires despite the rain.

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Mississippi River continues to drop in Natchez and further upstream. 11.8 feet above gauge zero will drop to 11.1 and continue down to 10 heading into Friday.

Sunrise is at 7:11 a.m. and sunset is at 6:31 p.m.