PDS Tornado Watch in Effect for Portions for Alabama–UPDATED
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has issued a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION TORNADO WATCH in effect until 9 p.m. tonight for much of North and West Alabama. This watch now includes the city of Tuscaloosa.
Counties impacted by PDS Tornado Watch 108 are highlighted yellow in the map above. They include:
The following is the text of the PDS Tornado Watch issued by the NWS:
* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1240 PM UNTIL
900 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
NUMEROUS TORNADOES EXPECTED WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE
ALABAMA TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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.
The following statement was issued by the NWS at 4:32 p.m., adding Tuscaloosa, Sumter, and Greene Counties to the currently existing watch:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 108 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING
IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES
IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA
GREENE SUMTER TUSCALOOSA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...EUTAW...LIVINGSTON...
TUSCALOOSA AND YORK.