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Tornado sirens sound in southern Alabama; storm system headed for Georgia

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tornado sirens were blaring in parts of south Alabama as storms rumbled across the region.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for parts of several counties early Thursday morning.

The warnings covered portions of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties in Alabama.

Forecasters said severe storms capable of producing tornadoes prompted the warnings. There were no immediate reports any damage or injuries from the storms.

A tornado watch, scheduled to be in effect until noon Thursday, covered 28 Alabama counties.

The storm system that is producing conditions needed to spawn the tornadoes will sweep through Georgia, Tennessee and parts of South Carolina Thursday, forecasters say, dumping copious amounts of rain and producing high winds as it moves through.

In Southwest Georgia, the main line of storms is expected to move through Albany around noon and move through the region relatively quickly.