The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for central Lee County and northwestern Russell County until 11:15 EDT.
At 10:32 a.m. EDT, the National Weather Service indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado nine miles north of Hurtsboro, moving north at 25 MPH.
The tornado is expected to reach Beauregard by 11 a.m. EDT, Auburn by 11:10 a.m. EDT and Opelika by 10:15 a.m EDT.
The warning includes areas of Interstate 85, exit numbers 57 through 62.
Heavy rainfall may obscure this tornado.