UPDATED: Chambers County under tornado watch until 4 a.m. ET
UPDATE: The tornado watch for Chambers County has been extended until 4 a.m. ET.
ORIGINAL STORY: Chambers County is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. ET.
The original watch was issued midday on Wednesday, and the watch was extended to include Chambers County at 2:17 p.m. ET. The watch is a “particularly dangerous situation” tornado watch, a description added when the weather service believes multiple strong storms or tornadoes are possible.
The majority of Chambers County was under a moderate risk for severe weather, including tornadoes, high winds and hail. Moderate is four out of five on the National Weather Service scale.
A large portion of Central Alabama was under a high warning, five out of five on the scale. By 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, numerous tornado warnings had already been issued throughout the state and a strong line of storms was expected to impact Alabama overnight.
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