BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A severe thunderstorm with a possible
tornado moved across west-central Alabama on Sunday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning Sunday afternoon for Greene, Hale and Sumter counties in west Alabama and later expanded it to include suburban Birmingham.
A funnel cloud was reported to NWS at 1:44 p.m. Sunday near Helena in Shelby County and a possible small tornado was spotted
about one hour later near Riverside in east Alabama.
No damages were immediately reported.
A severe thunderstorm watch also covered Bibb, Chilton, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker.
The weather service reported a chance of severe thunderstorms along and north of Interstate 20 and across most of central Alabama into Sunday night, with conditions improving by midnight.
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