48 FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms possible this evening, early Saturday

First Alert Forecast
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Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 3:56 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 3:22 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - One person was killed and three others were critically injured in storms that hit North Alabama Friday night and Saturday morning.

A radar-confirmed tornado tore through Hazel Green early Saturday morning, claiming the life of an “elderly” woman. According to Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Service Inc. (HEMSI), five people were injured in the storms, three being taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition.

Madison County and Lincoln County, Tennessee were hit hard by the storms with a possible tornado touching down in Madison County.

A wind advisory will take effect for all counties in the Tennessee Valley until 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 40 mph, so make sure you are securing any loose outdoor objects.

After the storm threat ends, Saturday and Sunday will both be sunny days. Breezy Saturday with high temps around 70° for the weekend. More showers and thunderstorms are expected for most of next week.

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