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Tuesday’s round of storms expected to arrive at about 4 p.m.

By Scott Buttram

TRUSSVILLE –After facing severe storms on Monday night, the National Weather Service in Birmingham predicts a round of potentially severe weather will reach the local area around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

The risk factor for tornadoes is high on Tuesday, according to NWS. There is a medium risk for hail, damaging wind and flooding.

  • Tuesday -Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. High near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
  • Tuesday night -Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 60. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
  • Wednesday -A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 10 mph.

Monday’s storms killed at least six in north and west Alabama on Monday while causing major property damage as the system powered into the state. Locally, damage was minimal as the storms weakened just before reaching Birmingham, though parts of Jefferson County did receive significant damage.  North Jefferson and Bessemer appeared to have the most damage in the county.

Jefferson County schools are closed on Tuesday.  However, school and central office administrators along with the Ketona support operation employees were expected to report to work.

Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency on Monday evening in order to dispatch the National Guard and additional resources to areas of the state hard hit by the storms.

The Tribune will continue to follow the weather and update readers as the day progresses.

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