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Severe thunderstorm watch for extreme south AL

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for extreme south Alabama, including Coffee, Dale, Henry, Houston, Geneva and Covington counties until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The severe weather threat is very low tonight and primarily exists in the far southern parts of Alabama, near the Florida border. The main concern there is damaging wind gusts within some of the stronger thunderstorm cores; the tornado risk is very, very small. Wind gusts of 45-55 mph are possible in some of those stronger storm cores.

Farther north, for places like Troy, Greenville, Montgomery, Prattville and Millbrook, the threat of severe weather is almost zero.

Isolated flooding is possible anywhere in Alabama tonight -- in fact, flooding is probably the most significant threat within this storm system, said Meteorologist Josh Johnson.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for the entire WSFA 12 News viewing area until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Meteorologist Rich Thomas says some areas could see another 1 to 3 inches of rain.

Rich will have the latest forecast on WSFA 12 News tonight at 10.

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