BIRMINGHAM (AP) — Birmingham Mayor William Bell said there are no reports of injuries from severe weather that damaged roofs and broke windows in one part of the city.
The severe weather struck about 4:45 a.m. today in the area around Finley Avenue. Residents reported seeing a funnel cloud, but the mayor said officials have not yet confirmed if it was a tornado. He said the city is providing tarps to residents whose roofs were damaged.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham received several reports of houses damaged along 24th Avenue North in Birmingham early Monday morning.
The National Weather Service was predicting that storms in parts Alabama would intensify by 10 a.m. A cold front was expected to move through the state this evening, when the severe weather threat is expected to end.
The tornado watch issued Monday morning covered 14 Alabama counties and was to be in effect until 3 p.m. Central Time.
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