There is the possibility for scattered storms over the western central of Alabama. As a result, the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Marginal Risk area which includes areas west of a line from Jasper to Demopolis. The time period is from now until 9 pm this evening. The risks include:

Damaging winds up to 60 mph

Quarter size hail

National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7 pm for the following counties:

Fayette

Greene

Hale

Lamar

Marengo

Pickens

Sumter

Tuscaloosa

Walker

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist noted that “scattered storms that form over the western half of Alabama this afternoon could produce small hail and strong gusty winds.”

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