The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory for a “large portion of Central AL from 11 AM thru 10 PM today. Strong low-level winds could occasionally mix to the surface during peak heating resulting in gusts up to 40 mph, especially in higher terrain areas.”

Counties and Cities:

Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-
Cherokee-Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-
Talladega-Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-
Coosa-Tallapoosa-Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-
Montgomery-
Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette,
Double Springs, Jasper, Oneonta, Gadsden, Anniston, Centre,
Heflin, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana,
Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega, Sylacauga,
Ashland, Roanoke, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville,
Marion, Centreville, Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City,
Dadeville, Valley, Lanett, Lafayette, Demopolis, Linden, Selma,
Prattville, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee,
and Montgomery

(Source) For more details click here for the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

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