Severe thunderstorms push into southern Alabama

Severe thunderstorms push into southern Alabama

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Our radar shows most of the storms has pushed south of the FOX6 viewing area. Source: WBRC Our radar shows most of the storms has pushed south of the FOX6 viewing area. Source: WBRC
Tim Pace tweeted this photo of the stormy skies, saying he's seeing "lots of lightning" on I-65 North near mm 185. Source: (@timpace1 via Twitter to @myfoxal) Tim Pace tweeted this photo of the stormy skies, saying he's seeing "lots of lightning" on I-65 North near mm 185. Source: (@timpace1 via Twitter to @myfoxal)
The areas in yellow have a moderate risk of strong to severe weather on Friday. The areas in yellow have a moderate risk of strong to severe weather on Friday.
The counties outlined in yellow are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Friday. The counties outlined in yellow are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Friday.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to impact several parts of the state on Friday afternoon and into the evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of Alabama south of the I-20/59 corridor until 8 p.m. The storms could include damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.

The NWS has canceled a severe thunderstorm warning for Chilton, Shelby and Coosa counties.

These storms could produce strong winds, and the NWS is already reporting a few trees down in the Eutaw area in Greene County from thunderstorm wind gusts.

FOX6 weatherman Wes Wyatt says there is still a chance for a storm later this evening as a cold front enters the state.

[Read the latest forecast discussion here.]

The forecast for Saturday and Sunday is partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of heat-activated afternoon storms.

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