A tornado warning that was in effect for parts of Franklin and Henry counties has been canceled.
It expired at 5 a.m.
At about 4:44 a.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Figsboro, or near Sydnorsville, moving northeast at 35 mph.
The warning covered areas that include:
- North central Henry County
- Southeastern Franklin County
If you live in areas affected by a tornado warning, take cover! NWS says to move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
As a reminder, a tornado watch means that forecasted conditions favor tornado development, more urgent than that, is a tornado warning, which means that a tornado is happening or is expected soon.