More than 6,000 people are already without power in Tuscaloosa County as of 10:15 Monday night as strong storms bring rain and gusty winds to the region.

Although most all of our coverage area is considered to be outside the risk of traditionally severe weather, two to four inches of rain and wind gusts of 40-45 miles per hour are forecast until after sunrise Tuesday.

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Strong winds and waterlogged earth means downed trees, which often lead to power outages, and Monday night is no exception.

With hours of storms still ahead, Alabama Power reported 6,185 customers without power as of 10:15 Monday night.

(Alabama Power)
(Alabama Power)

Major outages were reported north of the river in Northport and on University Boulevard in the Alberta area.

Another 721 were without power in Walker County and more than 4,600 in Jefferson County.

For more information on the system as it moves through the state, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread.

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