Tuscaloosa area under tornado watch

Sam West

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UPDATED: 6 p.m. 02/23/16

The Tuscaloosa area is under a tornado watch until midnight tonight, alongside flash flood watches and wind advisories, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

Tuscaloosa is potentially at risk for thunder storms, straight line winds, tornados and hail as a storm line passes through the South tonight.

The University cancelled classes effective 6:30 p.m. tonight.

For a list of what to do in case of severe weather, check here.

525PM: Updated Severe Timing GraphicWe made some adjustments to the severe threat start times. Based on the latest radar trends, the severe threat could begin a bit earlier than previously expected.

Posted by US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama on Tuesday, February 23, 2016