The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Fayette, Lamar and Marion Counties till 7:45 AM CST
Our line of intense low topped thunderstorms is into western Franklin and Marion Counties now.
We will see scattered reports of damaging winds over West Central Alabama over the next couple of hours. Can’t rule out an isolated tornado report, but the main threat will be a few trees and power lines down.
Winds just gusted to 51 mph at Columbus MS. Trees have been reported down around Caledonia and Columbus.
The line will reach Lamar County shortly (around 7 a.m.), Pickens County by 7:15 and Sumter County shortly thereafter.
Further south where there is richer moisture and instability, there are tornado warnings in South Alabama for the cells out ahead of the main line. One is in effect now for the area around Evergreen. This storm will move toward Georgiana and Greenville. A storm crossing into Washington County ALabama from Mississippi may impact the Selma/Montgomery areas later.
There was just a tornado warning posted for Mobile and Baldwin Counties as well.