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Severe weather possible Saturday night into Sunday morning

Published 4:46pm Friday, December 20, 2013

Severe weather, including isolated tornadoes, is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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The National Weather Service predicts storms could begin in west Alabama as early as 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The main threats are damaging winds, but tornadoes are also possible in super cells ahead of the main squall line, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

The area with greatest severe weather threat is from Selma to Clanton to Talladega and Centre westward.

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All forms of severe weather are possible Saturday night and Sunday morning, with the damaging winds being the greatest risk.

As of Friday evening, timing was still somewhat uncertain. Storms could start as early as 8 p.m. Saturday in west Alabama and last through 8 a.m. Sunday for areas east of Interstate 65.

The weather service advises people to be “weather aware” and have a way to get weather updates since most of the storms will occur overnight while people are sleeping.

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