The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Tuscaloosa County and most of West Alabama Monday morning ahead of a system of storms expected to include winds up to 60 miles per hour.


The Warning, which is in effect until 9:30 a.m. Monday, also includes Pickens County, Fayette County and parts of Lamar County.

All major population centers in the three counties, including the cities of Tuscaloosa, Northport and Fayette, Aliceville and Gordo, are included in the warning.

Read the entire text of the warning from the NWS below.

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* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama... Pickens County in west central Alabama... Fayette County in west central Alabama... Southeastern Lamar County in west central Alabama...

* Until 930 AM CST.

* At 834 AM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Fayette to near Ethelsville to near Deerbrook, moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Tuscaloosa, Northport, Fayette, Aliceville, Gordo, Reform, Millport, Carrollton, Pickensville, Holt, Lake View, Brookwood, Coaling, Vance, Berry, Coker, Kennedy, Belk, Ethelsville and McMullen.


For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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