Winter weather's frigid fingers extend into Deep South

Photo courtesy of Eric Shelton/The Clarion-Ledger via AP

Unusually cold temperatures and slippery road conditions prompted officials in the Deep South to urge people to stay home Monday.

Posted: Feb 15, 2021 2:09 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Unusually cold temperatures and slippery road conditions prompted officials in the Deep South to urge people to stay home Monday. A winter storm that brought snow, ice and plunging temperatures across the southern Plains and caused a power emergency in Texas stretched its frigid fingers down to the Gulf Coast. Winter storm warnings blanketed most of Louisiana and Mississippi and extended into parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of ice storms in the northwest corner of Alabama.

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Showers linger through Midday

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