The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING in effect until 5:15 p.m. for Tuscaloosa County, including the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport.

The text of the warning is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...

* Until 515 PM CDT.

* At 413 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Gordo to near Knoxville, moving east at 40 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Tuscaloosa, Northport, Holt, Brookwood, Coaling, Vance, Coker,
  Samantha, McFarland Mall, Lake Lurleen State Park, Tuscaloosa
  Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, Lake Wildwood, Mercedes
  Benz Of Alabama, Binion Creek Landing, Abernant, Shelton State
  Community College, Bryant Denny Stadium, University Mall and
  Deerlick Creek Campgrounds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT for central and
west central Alabama.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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