Strong storms are expected across much of Alabama, bringing the potential for hail and high winds as a cold front passes through the state.
The National Weather Service warns that the strongest storms will capable of producing wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail the size of quarters.
More than a dozen counties on Monday were covered by a severe thunderstorm watch, which is scheduled to be in effect until 3 p.m. Monday. It includes the cities of Athens, Huntsville, Florence, Hamilton and Jasper.
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