The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties until 2:30 p.m.

The text of the warning is as follows:

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
140 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  West central Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...
  Eastern Pickens County in west central Alabama...

* Until 230 PM CDT.

* At 140 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Johnston
  Lake, or 7 miles southeast of Carrollton, moving northeast at 40
  mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Gordo, Reform, Coker, Benevola, Johnston Lake, Lake Lurleen State
  Park, Kirk, Pioneer, Buhl, Echola, Lubbub and Elrod.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for west central
Alabama.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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