Alabama Skies: Fatal tornado track confirmed in Alabama county

Published 1:30 am Tuesday, April 4, 2023

The National Weather Service continues to work on storm surveys from the recent round of severe weather, confirming an EF-3 tornado struck an Alabama County Saturday in the wee hours.

The Madison County, Alabama, and Lincoln County, Tennessee, twister killed one person and injured five others. It struck the area at 3:09 a.m. and stayed on the ground until 3:25 a.m. with winds reaching 160 miles per hour. It was on the ground for just more than 12 miles.

Another three people were injured Saturday in EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes confirmed in Etowah County and Marion/Winston counties, respectively.

Today is going to be quite warm. It’s also the only day for nearly a week without rain chances so it’s a good day to get yards done or other outdoor projects completed.

North Alabama

Partly sunny with a high of 85. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 67.

Central Alabama

Fog early, then becoming sunny later in the day. High of 86. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 67.

South Alabama

Fog early, then cloudy before gradually clearing. High of 88. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 67.

Gulf Coast

Fog this morning. Becoming partly sunny with a high of 81. Fog tonight. Mostly cloudy with a low of 68.