Strong Storm Affecting Tuscaloosa & Jefferson Counties

| May 18, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA AND SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 5:30 PM CDT

At 5:06 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Brookwood, or 12 miles east of Holt, moving north at 25 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…
Hueytown, Brookwood, Sylvan Springs, North Johns, Bull City, Abernant, Bankhead Lock And Dam, Concord, Rock Creek, East Brookwood, Weller and Little Shoal.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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