January 20, 2012 11:58:00 PM
JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has canceled his Saturday inaugural parade, after already postponing from Jan. 10, when he was sworn in.
Mississippi's governor says he cancelled the downtown Jackson parade, scheduled to include more than 40 bands and other groups, because of possible bad weather.
Saturday's forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms, with possible gusty winds and hail, as a low pressure system pushes through the state.
Bryant moved his inauguration into the House chamber from the south steps of the state Capitol to avoid rain. However, the platform for the ceremony remains, with Bryant planning to use it for his State of the State speech Tuesday evening. Weather could threaten that plan, too. The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of rain Tuesday night in Jackson.
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