The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a new Significant Weather Advisory for portions of Tuscaloosa, Greene, Hale and Pickens Counties. These advisories are set to expire at 2:45 p.m. Friday.

The text of the advisory is as follows:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
214 PM CDT FRI JUN 11 2021

ALZ022-023-031-032-111945-
GREENE AL-HALE AL-PICKENS AL-TUSCALOOSA AL-
214 PM CDT FRI JUN 11 2021

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA...
SOUTHEASTERN PICKENS...NORTHEASTERN GREENE AND NORTHWESTERN HALE
COUNTIES UNTIL 245 PM CDT...

AT 214 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
MANTUA, OR 13 MILES NORTH OF EUTAW, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EUTAW, AKRON, UNION, KNOXVILLE, BENEVOLA, MANTUA, JENA, SNODDY, RALPH
AND PIONEER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM, AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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