Severe weather across Deep South

Severe weather across Deep South

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.

Get the latest forecast from WSFA’s Storm Team.

See the latest continuous radar from the National Weather Service.

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