Townsquare Media and the Tuscaloosa Thread are providing live severe weather updates to help keep west Alabamians aware of weather threats as they develop today, August 4th.

This space will primarily be used to share information about watches and warnings as they are issued in our radio listening area.

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Special Weather Statement for portions of Fayette, Pickens, Fayette and Lamar Counties Friday as Doppler radar tracked strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Fayette to near Griffith. Movement was south at 35 mph.

HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects.

Locations impacted include...
Northport, Fayette, Vernon, Gordo, Reform, Millport, Carrollton,
Pickensville, Coker, Kennedy, Belk, Ethelsville, Samantha, Lake
Lurleen State Park, Binion Creek Landing, Bankston, Bevill Lock And
Dam, Ashcraft Corner, Crossville and Cody.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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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