Severe storms could impact Lee County on Thursday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The Auburn-Opelika area is under a "slight risk" for severe weather, meaning tornadoes, damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail are all possible.
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.
Campus Safety and Security said it will have precautions in place to help ensure social distancing.
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