Tornado warning issued for parts of Franklin, Henry counties expires

Warning expired at 5 a.m.

A tornado warning that was in effect for parts of Franklin and Henry counties has been canceled. (10 News)

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.

Know the difference between and watch and a warning