Strong Storm Affecting Lauderdale & Colbert Counties

| April 18, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

At 255 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Cherokee, or 13 miles west of Sheffield, moving northeast at 15 mph. Nickel size hail, frequent lightning, and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm.

Therefore the NWS Huntsville has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Western Lauderdale and Northwestern Colbert counties until 3:30PM CDT.

Locations impacted include…
Florence, Cherokee, Underwood-Petersville, Wright, Barton, Oakland, Threet and Cloverdale.

Very heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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