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Alabama braces for another round of possible tornadoes

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Alabama is due for another round of severe weather today, including tornadoes.

The National Weather Service said most of the state is at risk for severe weather events. However, the area northwest of Interstate 59 has the highest chance of tornadoes.

Jason Holmes is a forecaster at the National Weather Service. He urged people to have multiple ways to receive information about deadly weather.

“We’re no stranger to severe weather, but we’re very fortunate with last week’s event there was no loss of life, and we certainly hope to have a similar outcome tomorrow. We just want people to stay safe and just keep up with the forecast, and always heed those warnings,” he said. “We’re going to have a very strong storm system moving into the area. We’re going to have a lot of wind shear that will help those storms begin to rotate and will make an environment favorable for tornadoes. As we go through the afternoon hours tomorrow, we’re expecting there to be a lot of instability around for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop.”

Holmes said people should seek shelter at the lowest part of a building away from windows in the event of a tornado. The chance of bad weather is expected to increase as the day goes on. 

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