Severe T-Storm Watch Issued For Much Of Central Alabama Through 9:00 PM Tonight

NWS Birmingham along with the Storm Prediction Center has issued a SEVERE T-STORM WATCH for the southern 2/3rds of Central Alabama until 9:00 pm tonight.

Counties included in the watch are Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa.

Here is the text from the Storm Prediction Center:

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
South-central Alabama
Eastern Mississippi

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until 900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible. Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…
At least isolated strong-to-severe thunderstorms will continue to develop and intensify within a corridor from south-central/eastern Mississippi into south-central Alabama. This includes the potential for some supercells and organized clusters capable of large hail and locally damaging winds as storms move east-southeastward through early evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.

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