Winter Weather Advisory for Parts of Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss. Parts of north Mississippi are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday into Sunday as a second wave of freezing rain moves into the region.

The National Weather Service said Saturday that ice accumulations are not expected to exceed one-tenth of inch -- enough for motorists to be cautious with overnight temperatures dropping in the upper 20s to near freezing.

The weather service in Memphis, Tenn., had 10 north Mississippi counties included in the winter weather advisory -- Alcorn, Benton, Coahoma, DeSoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tunica, Union and Yalobusha.

A spokeswoman for Entergy Mississippi says about 300 customers remained without power early Saturday in its service area in the Delta and northwest Mississippi. Power was expected to be restored by Saturday night.

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