BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- A line of severe storms is crossing central Alabama, bringing heavy rain and lightning into the area.
The severe storms moved through Tuscaloosa and Jasper around 3 p.m., crossing the I-65 corridor into the Birmingham metro area around 4:30 p.m. The storms could produce winds between 60 and 80 mph along with torrential rainfall and lightning.
A tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. for the following counties:
Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties.
The following counties are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.:
Barbour, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa counties.