A Tornado Watch is in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon for Tuscaloosa County, and as such, the City of Tuscaloosa has opened its storm shelters.

The following shelters will open at 9 a.m. today:

  • Tuscaloosa Magnet School
  • Tuscaloosa Career and Technical Academy
  • University Place Elementary
  • Alberta School of Performing Arts
  • McDonald Hughes Community Center

The University of Alabama will open its storm shelters as well.