Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 7 PM Tonight for Tuscaloosa and West Alabama
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.
The text of the watch is as follows:
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central and west central Alabama * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1250 PM until 700 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...Scattered thunderstorm development is expected through the afternoon across west central into central Alabama. The strongest storms could develop some supercell structures and pose a threat for large hail and isolated damaging winds, prior to weakening this evening. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles west southwest of Tuscaloosa AL to 45 miles southeast of Birmingham AL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7). 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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