The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of central Alabama for the next couple of days.
Tuesday night, severe thunderstorms are possible as two rounds of storms move across the state. The threats of large hail, damaging winds and flooding are possible.
Wednesday, multiple periods of storms are possible and also include the possibility of a tornado.
Damaging winds up to 70 mph are possible throughout the mid-week for much of Alabama.
The southern counties can expect severe thunderstorms beginning Tuesday evening with the threat of heavy rain, strong winds and lightning. For Baldwin and Mobile Counties, after two rounds of storms leave the area overnight Tuesday, the rest of the week is expected to bring scattered storms throughout the afternoon hours.
Thunderstorms and rain showers are expected in north Alabama as well, but the hazardous weather outlook was issued for Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Marengo, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Lee, Russell, Pike and Barbour Counties.
The NWS advises all of Alabama to remain weather aware and to watch for changes in the forecast. With lightning being a threat in all counties, remember if you can hear thunder or see lightning, it is best to stay indoors.
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