Update on severe weather threat for FOX6 viewing area

Update on severe weather threat for FOX6 viewing area

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Current Warnings as of 7:21pm Saturday Current Warnings as of 7:21pm Saturday
Severe storms and tornadoes have resulted in confirmed damage in Arkansas and Mississippi.  We're receiving reports of semi-tractor trailers that have been flipped and homes destroyed.  This system continues to slowly move toward Alabama.
Severe weather including damaging winds and tornadoes are in the forecast tonight and overnight.  The areas most at risk include Northwest Alabama including The Shoals as well as Marion, Lamar, Winston, Fayette, and Walker Counties.  Severe weather is still forecast areawide, but those counties have the highest risk of tornado development.  This system is moving a bit slower, but is still packing a punch.  High shear values combined with tremendous instability is increasing our severe weather risk.
We should prepare for winds over 60mph with this system as well as tornadoes.  Storms will begin impacting West Alabama as early as 9pm and continue overnight.  The threat for severe weather should end in East Alabama by 9am.
The Fox6 StormWarn Team will continue to track this system and provide updates on-air and online.

The FOX6 Weather Blog: http://myfoxtracker.com
The FOX6 Weather App: http://myfoxal.com/apps
The FOX6 Live Stream: http://foxalabamalive.com
Radar/Warning Information: http://myfoxstorm.com

If a watch is issued our weather team will begin providing LIVE updates on FOX6 and we will also have a crawl with the latest severe weather information...stay tuned!

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