Severe weather is expected in the Auburn area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Threats of tornadoes, damaging winds and quarter-sized hail have been extended to the entirety of Lee County.
Currently, Lee County is listed as an area of "marginal" risk for Wednesday night, meaning isolated severe storms are possible but will be limited in duration and intensity.
Thursday morning, Lee county will be upgraded to an area of "enhanced" risk. According to the NWS, this means that damaging winds up to 70 mph, tornadoes and hail are all possible.
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Forecasters and experts are advising Alabamians to prepare now for severe weather and have a plan in place for taking shelter.
Greene Hall — located in the College of Veterinary Medicine — and Ralph Draughon Library are opened whenever a tornado watch is issued for Auburn University, day or night, for those who do not have a suitable place to shelter.
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