Storms, Tornado Threat in Alabama

UNDATED, Ala. (AP) - The month of March came in like a lion
today on the weatherfront.

Much of Alabama remains under a tornado watch until tonight as thunderstorms rumble across the state.

Forecasters say these storms could pack tornadoes and large hail, with lightning and wind gusts to eighty miles per hour.

A tornado warning was issued this morning in Mobile and Baldwin counties, but no twister damage was reported.

Several school systems in north Alabama closed today or planned to dismiss early because of a threat of severe weather, including schools in Marshall, Jackson and Cullman counties, and the city of Scottsboro.