NWS Issues Tornado Watch Ahead of Storm Threat
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the northern half of Alabama as potentially severe storms are expected to develop and pass through the area Friday night into Saturday morning.
Although the worst of the storms are expected to impact regions north of our digital and radio audience, parts of our listening area are included in the watch, which is set to expire Saturday
TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING.
IN ALABAMA, THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES:
AUTAUGA, BIBB ,CHILTON, CLAY, CLEBURNE, COOSA, DALLAS, ELMORE, MARENGO, PERRY, RANDOLPH, SHELBY, ST. CLAIR, SUMTER, TALLADEGA and TALLAPOOSA.
Calhoun, Greene and Hale Counties, per the NWS
The Alabama counties impacted by the Tornado Watch include Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Walker and Winston counties until 7 a.m.
WATCH = BE ALERT
The National Weather Service notes that a “Tornado Watch is issued when a severe thunderstorm and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.”
If any of our coverage counties go under a “Tornado Warning” issued by the National Weather Service we will provide you with nonstop weather coverage on Praise 93.3, 92.9 WTUG, 95.3 The Bear, METV 97.5, Catfish 100.1, Tide 100.9, ALT 101.7, and 105.1 The Block.