Severe weather threat ends after violent tornadoes devastate Central Alabama, killing 5

Severe Weather


A supercell tracked from Mississippi across the state Thursday, producing significant damage through Shelby County. Multiple tornadoes were likely produced from this one supercell.

Significant damage in Pelham, Helena, and Indian Springs was reported. At least five died in Calhoun County after tornado passed through the Ohatchee area.


Friday will have much quieter weather with sunshine and a nice breeze. It will be warm with highs in the 70s. This will be good weather for storm clean up across Alabama.


The old cold front will retreat back north this weekend. This will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday with high temperatures in the lower 80s. Another cold front will sweep through on Sunday and this will bring us more scattered showers and thunderstorms. At this time they are not expected to be severe, but they could contain heavy rain. Highs will be in the 70s.

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