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Severe storms possible as cold front approaches Alabama; heat advisory covers most of state

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Forecasters say strong to severe storms are possible over northern Alabama ahead of a cold front approaching the state.

The National Weather Service said the storms on Wednesday could bring wind gusts of around 60 mph, frequent lightning and heavy rain.

A heat advisory is also in place Wednesday for most of Alabama.

The heat advisory stretches from Florence in northwest Alabama to the Alabama Gulf Coast. It also includes the cities of Huntsville, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Mobile and Troy.

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