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Severe weather possible tonight

Hail from Clanton, AL (photo source Hail from Clanton, AL (photo source
Counties highlighted in red are under a tornado watch until 8:00 p.m. CDT Saturday (graphic source Storm Prediction Center) Counties highlighted in red are under a tornado watch until 8:00 p.m. CDT Saturday (graphic source Storm Prediction Center)

Dangerous thunderstorms could redevelop across portions of Alabama tonight, some of which could create isolated tornadoes.

FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice said on Twitter at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday severe storms could occur late Saturday night through early Sunday morning.

"We've got a lull in the action right now. We can expect another round of possible severe weather later tonight through early AM," Dice said.

The Storm Prediction Center said the threat for severe weather tonight and early Sunday morning would be north of Interstate 20.

Several tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday afternoon as numerous thunderstorms pushed across central Alabama. The worst of the storms Saturday afternoon were south of Interstate 20, dropping hail and creating gusty winds. Several trees and power lines also fell, and two mobile homes were damaged in Autauga County north of Montgomery.

No one was hurt.

The Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado watch shortly after 12:00 p.m. Saturday for most of central Alabama. FOX6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt said in the FOX6 Weather blog a few long-tracked, damaging tornadoes were possible Saturday afternoon and evening.

"As temperatures warm and a low pressure system approaches, scattered storms will start developing. These storms will be more discrete in nature and capable of producing high winds, large hail, and tornadoes," Wyatt wrote.

Earlier Saturday morning, the Storm Prediction Center upgraded the risk of severe weather in central Alabama from "slight" to "moderate."

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