Tornado watch in effect until 3 a.m. FridayPublished 7:01pm Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has issued a tornado watch for Morgan County until 3 a.m. Friday.
Counties in the watch area include Autauga, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, , Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, Dekalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker and Winston.
Showers and thunderstorms should arrive before midnight. Some storms could be severe with damaging winds. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.