A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the Tennessee Valley until 10 PM.
The watch includes these counties: Madison, Morgan, Limestone, Marshall, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties in Alabama, and Lincoln County in Tennessee. This includes areas around Huntsville, Decatur, Athens, Hartselle, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Moulton, Courtland, Ardmore, Leighton, Cherokee, Red Bay, Russellville, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Fayetteville, and Flintville.
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. Other threats from severe thunderstorms include damaging winds over 60 mph, which can produce tornado-like damage. Large hail and blindingly heavy rain are also possible.
Stay informed of weather conditions and be ready to seek shelter if dangerous weather threatens your area. If you don't have a tornado shelter, know where you should be for safety. If you are in a mobile home, you should seek more substantial shelter. In a sturdy house, seek shelter in a small room near the center of the house. Small bathrooms, closets, or hallways away from exterior walls are best. Cover yourself with pillows, blankets, sofa cushions, or jackets.