NEW YORK – The Latest on severe winter weather across the U.S. (all times local):
Officials are investigating reports of at least two possible tornadoes in Mississippi and damage to a school.
National Weather Service meteorologist Anna Wolverton says that on the Lincoln-Copiah county line, damage was reported to the Wesson Attendance Center on Monday, as well as to some other structures. Windows were blown out in cars and ceilings damaged at the K-12 school.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to WAPT (http://bit.ly/1ohL9kH ).
Damage was also reported to chicken houses and a shop in Leake County, Mississippi, from a second possible tornado.
The tornadoes are part of a large winter storm system hammering the eastern part of the U.S., bringing rain, strong winds, snow and sleet.
A grab bag of weather conditions — including snow and sleet — will descend on communities from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, But with many people off for Presidents' Day it may be just another day to hunker down.
The National Weather Service says Monday will be snowy in many areas before sleet or freezing rain starts and rain arrives.
Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia could see 1 to 3 inches of snow and New York City could get 4. Places such as eastern Ohio and western New York could receive significantly more.
The snow comes after much of the northeastern United States experienced record cold on Valentine's Day. From New York and Boston to Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut, temperatures Sunday morning dipped to as low as minus 40.