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.

North Alabama

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.

Central Alabama

Mostly sunny with a high of 99 and a heat index of 109. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 76.

South Alabama

Sunny with a high of 96 and heat index of 105. Thursday night, clear with a low of 75.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high near 96 and heat index of 107. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 77.