Alabama Skies: NWS confirms tornado damage; more severe storms possible
Published 10:16 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2023
The National Weather Service has confirmed damage from Wednesday’s storms in at least one Alabama community was caused by a tornado.
An EF-0 struck Monrovia with winds of 80 miles per hour just about 5:14 p.m. The twister stayed on the ground for four minutes and traveled 2.4 miles. No injuries were reported.
There is a chance for more severe weather Thursday and Friday. For Thursday, the northeastern corner of Alabama has the chance for a severe storm or two. On Friday, just about the entire northern region of the state will have the potential for a few strong to severe storms.
Today is going to be our hottest day so far with just about everyone in the upper-90s to near 100 in real temps and heat index values up to 109. We may have a better chance of rain this weekend with cooler temperatures.
Mostly sunny with a high near 97 and heat index near 106. A strong to severe storm is possible in the northeastern corner of the region. A slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm Thursday night with a low of 74.
Mostly sunny with a high of 99 and a heat index of 109. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 76.
Sunny with a high of 96 and heat index of 105. Thursday night, clear with a low of 75.
Sunny with a high near 96 and heat index of 107. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 77.