County under a tornado watch until 2 p.m.

Published 2:23 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Butler County remains under a tornado watch as heavy thundershowers move through parts of central Alabama.

The watch is expected to retire at 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop. Residents are advised to keep indoors. Tornadoes can form suddenly.

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Chance of rain is 90 percent today, with possible strong thundershowers throughout the day. The temperature is currently 68 degrees, but temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-40s by this afternoon as a cold front makes its way into Alabama.