Severe storms crossing I-65 corridor | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- A line of severe storms is crossing central Alabama, bringing heavy rain and lightning into the area.
The severe storms moved through Tuscaloosa and Jasper around 3 p.m., crossing the I-65 corridor into the Birmingham metro area around 4:30 p.m. The storms could produce winds between 60 and 80 mph along with torrential rainfall and lightning.
A tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. for the following counties:
Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties.
The following counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.:
Barbour, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa counties.
In Mississippi, one person was killed when a steel building was destroyed by a dangerous storm near Liberty in Kemper County. Other reports of injuries and storm damage are still coming in.
Around 50 school systems in Alabama canceled classes in advance of the severe weather. See the full list of closures at www.MyFoxClosing.com.
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