Special Weather Statement for Portions of Tuscaloosa and Bibb
A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern Chilton, southeastern Tuscaloosa, southwestern Shelby and northern Bibb Counties through 200 PM CDT.
At 123 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Wilton, or near Montevallo, moving northeast at 10 mph.
HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail.
IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible.
Locations impacted include... Calera, Chelsea, Montevallo, Columbiana, Jemison, Wilsonville, Thorsby, Brookwood, Coaling, Vance, Woodstock, West Blocton, Wilton, Gap Of The Mountain, Highland Lakes, Mitchell Lake, Ashby, Brierfield Ironworks Park, Lay Lake Dam and Mercedes Benz Of Alabama.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. 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.