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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Portions of Central Alabama

WATCH = BE ALERT

I want you to remember the phrase BE ALERT when you hear WATCH associated with any severe weather. The National Weather Service notes that a “Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when a severe thunderstorm is possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.” A Severe Thunderstorm is defined as having “winds of 58 miles per hour or higher and/or hail one inch in diameter or larger.”

The National Weather Service Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the following counties until 10 am.

Bibb (cancelled by NWS at 8:54 am)

Blount (cancelled by NWS at 7:48 am)

Calhoun (cancelled by NWS at 8:54 am)

Cherokee (cancelled by NWS at 8:54 am)

Cleburne

Etowah (cancelled by NWS at 8:19 am)

Greene (cancelled by NWS at 8:19 am)

Hale (cancelled by NWS at 8:54 am)

Jefferson (cancelled by NWS at 7:48 am)

Pickens (cancelled by NWS at 6:51 am)

Shelby (cancelled by NWS at 8:54 am)

St. Clair (cancelled by NWS at 8:19 am)

Sumter (cancelled by NWS at 8:19 am)

Talladega

Tuscaloosa (cancelled by NWS at 7:48 am)

Walker (cancelled by NWS at 6:51 am)

(Source) For more information from the National Weather Service, click here.

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