Tornado Watch, Wind Advisory for area

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HUNTSVILLE – The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Tornado Watch for an area including Cullman County. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m.

Alabama counties included are Colbert, Cullman, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston.

There is also a Wind Advisory in effect until 6 p.m.

"15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph….Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result….A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 25 mph, or gusts of at least 35 mph, are expected across the affected area. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. In addition, ensure all loose outdoor objects remain secure, including patio furniture and trash cans."