By Alyssa Schnugg
A thunderstorm producing high winds early this morning knocked down trees and powerlines in parts of Oxford.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 3:52 a.m. for Oxford by the National Weather Service.
The Oxford Police Department reported a tree was down on the 400 block of North 9th Street at 4:52 a.m. blocking the road.
A minute later, at 4:53 a.m., OPD reported another tree down on South Lamar Boulevard between Beanland Drive and Johnson Avenue.
Oxford Utilities reported about 17 homes were without power due to the fallen trees; however, power has since been restored.
The storms Tuesday and early this morning produced about 2 inches of rain and ushered in a cold front that will cause temperatures to remain in the upper 40s today with a low of 32 expected tonight.
The NWS issued a freeze warning for midnight Thursday through Friday morning when the low is expected to be around 28 degrees.
Temperatures will begin to climb back to more “spring-like” temperatures this weekend with Easter Sunday expected to have a high of 70 degrees under sunny skies.