The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING in effect until 6 p.m. for portions of Tuscaloosa County.

The text of the warning is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northwestern Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...

* Until 600 PM CDT.

* At 519 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Samantha, or
17 miles north of Northport, moving southwest at 15 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

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

* Locations impacted include...
Northport, Lake Lurleen State Park, Samantha, Binion Creek Landing,
Tierce Pattton Bridge, Echola, Highway 69 Bridge and Lake
Tuscaloosa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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