Tornado warning issued for Southern Alabama


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued tornado watches for counties in southern Alabama.

More rain, winds and lightning are expected through the night.

Forecasters say warm weather struggling to move northward from the Gulf of Mexico may result in light river and flash flooding.

Meteorologists expect lightning storms to strike overnight. Drivers should be aware that ponding on local highways could create hydroplaning hazards.

This weather system is not expected to reach as far north as central Alabama. The middle counties will see a new round of rain beginning in the early evening. Localized flooding is possible, especially in low lying areas.

Scott Unger of the weather service in Birmingham says the cold front beginning to affect Alabama is still West of the Mississippi River.

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