Some damage from overnight storms

news_stormy_greenJACKSON (AP) – Scattered tree damage and power outages were reported in parts of north Mississippi as thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes continued Thursday across Midwestern and Southern states. Two injuries were reported in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says it has received reports of storm damage in eight counties from the storm.

According to the National Weather Service, the threat of severe weather was diminishing for much of north and central Mississippi. Many areas of the state are still at risk for frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain.

A severe storm watch remained in effect for extreme south Mississippi until 1 p.m.

MEMA officials say injuries were reported in Coahoma and Panola counties in the Mississippi Delta. The extent of the injuries was not immediately available. There have been no reports of fatalities.

MEMA says damages to trees, power lines and some homes were reported Chickasaw, Coahoma, Grenada, Panola, Pontotoc, Quitman, Tishomingo and Webster counties.

MEMA says damage assessments are ongoing.