By Sheena Barnett
TUPELO – Unseasonably warm weather sparked thunderstorms across Mississippi on Saturday night, resulting in two deaths, injuries and damage.
The two fatalities were in Coahoma and Japser Counties, with reports of trees down, power outages and damage in Lafayette, Union, Tate, Bolivar, Desoto and Perry Counties.
Injuries were reported in Marshall, Tunica and Panola Counties.
A tree fell on a house in New Albany, and no one was injured.
The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is mobilizing local volunteers, vehicles and relief supplies into the areas of the state most heavily impacted by the weather.
Sunny skies will dominate this week, with highs forecast for 45 today, 40 on Tuesday and 48 on Christmas.