Stormy skies over downtown Talladega near the historic Ritz Theater. Source: Dixon Hayes
Dark clouds over Smith Lake in Cullman County. Source: TellFox.com
This image of a tornado in Noxubee County, MS earlier today was tweeted by WCBI-TV (@WCBIWEATHER). Used with permission.
This graphic shows where the line of severe storms is predicted to be around 3 p.m. Source: WBRC
VIPIR Threat Detection spots 100 mph winds in Pickens County at 12:57 p.m. Source: WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
A line of severe storms is crossing central Alabama, bringing heavy rain and lightning into the area.
The severe storms moved through Tuscaloosa and Jasper around 3 p.m., crossing the I-65 corridor into the Birmingham metro area around 4:30 p.m. The storms could produce winds between 60 and 80 mph along with torrential rainfall and lightning.
A tornado watch has been canceled for the following counties:
Jefferson, Bibb and Perry.
A tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. for the following counties:
Autauga, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Lowndes, Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties.
The following counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.: