(WAFF) - The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie. The vote planned around 12 noon EST Tuesday will come after Democrats undertook a marathon speaking session deep into the night in a show of opposition to the nominee, Betsy DeVos.
Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2017 legislative session.
A line of strong storms will track from west to east across the Valley today. They will arrive in northwestern Alabama around 9 am, track towards the I-65 corridor around lunchtime, and push into northeastern Alabama during the early afternoon. Most storms will produce heavy downpours and wind gusts up to 45mph.
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