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Tornado Watch Issued For Saturday Evening

A few damaging storms are possible again Saturday evening.

Posted: Jun. 23, 2018 11:58 AM
Updated: Jun. 25, 2018 7:44 AM

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.

Article Comments

Huntsville
Broken Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 42°
Florence
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 43°
Fayetteville
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 48°
Decatur
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 40°
Scottsboro
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 50°
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