From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the following counties in Alabama:
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, Macon, Bullock, Lee, Russell, Pike and Barbour.
A few strong storms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening. The storms will be capable of producing damaging winds of up to 60 mph. The NWS has counties in central Alabama in a “Marginal Risk” area.
Rain and storms are expected to linger across central Alabama overnight, but the NWS said the severe potential will likely be diminished by midnight.