Tornado Watch Issued For Western Parts of North/Central Alabama Through 9:00 PM

A Tornado Watch has been issued for the western portions of North/Central Alabama through 9:00 pm tonight. Here are the details:

North Alabama counties included in the watch are Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan.

Central Alabama counties included in the watch are: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northwest Alabama
Central and Northeast Mississippi

* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 255 PM until
900 PM CST.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…An increasingly organized cluster of thunderstorms over
western Mississippi will track rapidly northeastward across the
watch area this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds and a few
tornadoes are possible with the more intense cells.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles east southeast of Natchez MS
to 30 miles northeast of Muscle Shoals AL. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.

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