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FIRST ALERT: First Alert Weather Day in effect for Tuesday--your updated forecast on WAFF 48 News Today

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First Alert Weather Day

A dense fog advisory is in effect this morning, and visibility could be reduced to less than a quarter-mile in spots.  By noon, a wind advisory goes into effect ahead of the line of storms. ?

Our severe threat materializes later this afternoon. The first round will be in the form of individual or discrete thunderstorms developing after 2-3 p.m. These storms would be isolated in nature, but would become more intense than the squall line expected later this evening if they do form.

The second round of strong-to-severe storms shifts in this evening in the form of a squall line. The squall line should shift into northwestern AL around 6-8 p.m. and track east with time. The line shifts into the Huntsville Metro area by 9 p.m.-12 a.m. and should move through northeastern AL after 10 p.m. This line would be capable of producing wind gusts up to 60-65 mph as well as a brief, spin-up tornado. Flash flooding also becomes a concern due to prolonged heavy rain. Some areas will pick up 3-4” of rain overnight. The storm threat should be over area-wide by 3 a.m. with the threat ending sooner than that farther west. Rain showers taper off Wednesday morning, and clouds should diminish into the afternoon.


1 in custody after overnight shooting

One man is in custody after an overnight shooting that sent a woman to the hospital. Huntsville Police responded to a domestic violence call at a home on Blocker Street in Huntsville just after midnight Tuesday. When they arrived, they discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. She was transported to Huntsville Hospital for her injuries. Demarcus Lashay Cawthorne is currently in the Metro Jail and charged with domestic violence.


Cruz defeats Trump in Iowa, Clinton and Sanders remain in record tie

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Iowa caucuses while Democratic candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton remained deadlocked well into early Tuesday. With 99 percent of the results in on the Republican side, Cruz garnered 28 percent of the vote. Donald Trump finished with 24 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio finished third with 23 percent. Sanders and Clinton are in a virtual tie, with the Iowa Democratic Party Chair Andy McGuire calling the results "the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history." 

Meanwhile, two candidates are suspending their campaigns following the Iowa caucuses. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley have made the choice to suspend their campaigns for president.


We hope you'll join Margo Gray, Trent Butler and David Ernst for WAFF 48 News this morning. Remember, you can always watch online at WAFF.com/Live or by tapping "Watch Newscasts" on your WAFF News mobile app.

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