Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Colbert, Lauderdale, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone counties

It's in effect until 5:45 p.m.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 4:55 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2019 5:18 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA... NORTHWESTERN LIMESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA... SOUTHEASTERN COLBERT COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA... FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA... LAWRENCE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA... * UNTIL 545 PM CST. * AT 451 PM CST, A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES SOUTH OF COLLINWOOD TO RUSSELLVILLE TO 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF RED BAY IS MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AND CONFIRMED TORNADOES. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... FLORENCE, MUSCLE SHOALS, RUSSELLVILLE, SHEFFIELD, TUSCUMBIA, MOULTON, RED BAY, ROGERSVILLE, PHIL CAMPBELL AND KILLEN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CST FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE. REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. && TORNADO...POSSIBLE HAIL...<.75IN WIND...60MPH

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