Storms should approach Trussville, Clay and Pinson around 8 p.m.
By Scott Buttram
TRUSSVILLE –The National Weather Service in Birmingham is predicting that the local area will be impacted by severe thunderstorms as the leading edge moves in around 8 p.m. Monday. The system heading in this direction has produced tornadoes, heavy rains and hail while causing major damage in Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Multiple media sources are reporting six fatalities in north Alabama.
Several counties in north Alabama are under tornado watches or warnings at this time. Jefferson and St. Clair counties are currently under a Flash Flood Watch.
According to the NWS, tonight’s forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 a.m.. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Low around 67. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.
Updated at 8:31 p.m. to change number of fatalities from three to six.