The Storm Prediction Center is updating its severe weather outlook for our area.

As of about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, portions of Greene, Hale and Pickens Counties have been upgraded from an enhanced risk (level 3/5) to a moderate risk (level 4/5). The moderate risk, according to the National Weather Service, indicates that serious storms are likely and they are prone to be "long-lived, widespread and intense."

Residents in these areas, and all communities eastward of these areas, should stay weather aware all day. Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and ABC 33/40's Chief Meteorologist James Spann says that the main concerns for today and early tonight include damaging winds, though isolated tornadoes are possible.

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