Prepare for heavy rainfall on your commute this morning as storms make their way across West Alabama.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Significant Weather Advisory in effect until 7:15 a.m. Details are as follows.

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN CHILTON...
SOUTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA...SHELBY...CENTRAL BIBB...JEFFERSON AND
SOUTHERN ST. CLAIR COUNTIES UNTIL 715 AM CST...

At 615 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Pleasant Grove to near Low Gap. Movement was
east at 55 mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, southeastern Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Vestavia Hills,
Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood, Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville,
Helena, Hueytown, Pell City, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Calera,
Fairfield, Chelsea and Fultondale.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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