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Severe storms pass, lingering showers possible

The severe storm threat has passed, although some lingering showers are possible over northeastern Alabama Thursday morning. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds through the day with more sunshine towards the north and more cloud cover to the south. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm as we head through the Christmas holiday. A few scattered showers and storms may develop later, but no severe weather is expected. Highs should be into the mid 70s.

Storms spawn tornadoes MS, AL, TN

Storms moving through Wednesday night spawned several tornadoes throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. New this morning, the National Weather Service is dispatching a team to assess whether a tornado was spawned in northwestern Lauderdale County. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Lauderdale County as a supercell thunderstorm with a history of rotation moved through the Waterloo area. Multiple emergency crews from Lauderdale County and Florence were sent to assist with damage and injury reports in Wayne County, TN, where other tornado reports had come in Wednesday night. Those reports included the destruction of some homes, a church and a post office in the Lutts area. A Shoals paramedic was briefly jolted by a nearby lightning strike while assisting with relief efforts. He is expected to be okay.

Boy stabs uncle in argument over storm shelter

A man died Wednesday after suffering a stab wound during a fight with his 17-year-old nephew, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses told investigators that 57-year-old had been drinking alcohol and was angry about someone being inside a storm shelter on the property. Investigators say the man began threatening the teen and threw things at the teen's mom's car. Authorities say he charged the teen and punched him in the face. The teen used a hunting knife to stab his uncle, according to deputies. Detectives and evidence technicians responded and will present the results of their investigation to the District Attorney's Office for review to determine if any charges will be filed.

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