The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 PM for a large section of Central Alabama. Counties included in the watch area are Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolf, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapossa, Tuscaloosa, until 9 PM. Conditions are favorable for the development of Severe Thunderstorms capable of producing torrential rains, High Winds and Hail. Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions.