BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters say there’s a potential for damaging weather across the Deep South, and the biggest worries are along the Gulf Coast.
The National Weather Service says storms could become severe with heavy rains, winds as strong as 70 mph and a few tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center says threat extends northward from the Gulf Coast into southern Mississippi, south Alabama and southwestern Georgia. Some areas could get as much as 4 inches of rain.
Forecasters say there’s a reduced risk of bad weather in an area that extends to the north and all the way east to the Carolinas.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the following Alabama counties:
ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE AUTAUGA BALDWIN BIBB BUTLER CHILTON CHOCTAW CLARKE COLBERT CONECUH COOSA COVINGTON CRENSHAW DALLAS ELMORE ESCAMBIA FAYETTE FRANKLIN GREENE HALE JEFFERSON LAMAR LAUDERDALE LAWRENCE LOWNDES MARENGO MARION MOBILE MONROE MONTGOMERY PERRY PICKENS SHELBY SUMTER TUSCALOOSA WALKER WASHINGTON WILCOX WINSTON