Threat of severe weather has shelters open

WINSTON COUNTY - The possibility of severe weather for this evening and tonight has local storm shelters open throughout Winston County.

Shelters in Lynn, Natural Bridge, Houston and Addison are currently open. Those in the Double Springs area will be open at a later time this evening. Shelters in Haleyville will be open in the event of Winston County being placed under a tornado watch.

Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service had this hazardous outlook statement for Winston and area counties:

"A strong storm system may bring a threat for tornadoes and damaging winds to Central Alabama tonight and into Tuesday morning. The highest threat area appears to be generally along and northwest of Interstate 59. The threat could begin around 9 p.m. in our northwestern counties and continue through the overnight and early morning hours across the central and southeastern counties."

A list of storm shelters for Winston County can be found on this website in the resource guide or by clicking here.

Residents are urged to keep a watch on the latest weather. Many sources of weather can be found by weather radios, weather apps on phones, television, radio and police scanners with the local NOAA weather frequency of 162.5250 based out of Winfield. It is also advised to keep phones at a full charge.

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