SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Severe weather is projected to strike a large part of Alabama starting Saturday morning, including Sylacauga and Talladega Co.

Severe weather is projected to hit the state around 10:00 a.m. and carry over until 8:00 p.m., with damaging winds up to 70 mph and tornadoes. Ahead of the main line of storms, winds will be gusty, as high as 40 mph.

WVTM 13 News in Birmingham projects severe weather from noon until 5:00 p.m.

WVTM advises people to plan now for safety, and check on family and friends and make sure that they have a plan as well.

Some other areas expected to host severe weather are Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Hamilton, Gadsden, Anniston, Alexander City, Clanton, Selma, Montgomery, Troy, Eufala and Demopolis.

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