Tornado watch until 8 p.m.; County, city schools cancel afternoon, evening activities


CULLMAN COUNTY – Both Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools have canceled all afternoon and evening activities for Thursday, as the area is under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. tonight.

According to the National Weather Service:

Brief tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and evening as the remnants of Tropical Depression Harvey move across the region. A Tornado Watch is in effect for portions of northwestern Alabama through 8 p.m. CDT this evening for the following counties: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, and Cullman. Additional strong to severe storms will develop across the entire area, with damaging wind gusts and torrential rainfall likely.

Rainfall totals upwards of two to three inches are likely across the area, with the highest rainfall totals occurring over Northwestern Alabama, closer to the track of Harvey. Isolated higher amounts up to four inches are possible.

All Cullman County storm shelters are now open. Click here for locations: