A possible tornado caused damage north of the city of Birmingham late Monday.
The Birmingham National Weather Service has lifted tornado warnings for Jefferson and St. Clair counties at 11:30 p.m. as storms continue to roll in parts of the state.
Some of the storms were still strong. A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Calhoun, Kleburn and Cherokee counties and will be in effect until 1
At 12:18 a.m., the storm was near the Pleasant Gap or near Piedmont and was moving east at 45 mph.
This is a tonado with a radar indication, according to the meteorological service.
This storm is the same that caused significant damage in some parts of Jefferson County.
Damage was reported east of Interstate 65 in northern Jefferson County, according to reports from the National Weather Service in Birmingham. Damage has also been reported in the Fultondale area north of Birmingham.
Then there is the tornado clock. The storm forecast center said the tornado clock covered parts of northern and central Alabama and would be in effect until 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The clock was extended east at the end of Monday and now includes several additional counties:
However, some counties north of Alabama have dropped out of the midnight clock.
Forecasters said several tornadoes would be possible, as well as scattered gusts of wind up to 70 mph. Hail up to 1.5 inches will also be possible.
The National Weather Service has called on Alabama to have a way to receive overnight weather warnings:
The districts of Alabama in the tornado clock are: Bibb, Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Marshall, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker.
The counts who have dropped out of the midnight clock are Colbert, Culman, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Winston.
The threat of hard times is not over yet:
The Storm Forecast Center continues to highlight the risk of severe weather tonight in Alabama. This is the update from just before 7pm:
Areas in yellow have a low risk, which is level 2 out of 5 and means that strong storms will be possible. The low-risk area has been extended east and south in the latest update.
Parts of central and southwestern Alabama are at extreme risk, meaning isolated isolated storms will be possible.
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