Alabama Skies: Tornado confirmed; more severe weather possible

Published 11:18 pm Friday, August 11, 2023

The National Weather Service in Huntsville confirmed a tornado touched down during a recent round of storms.

According to storm surveyors, an EF-0 with winds up to 85 miles per hour struck Brigadoon in Limestone County at 2:23 a.m. Friday. The storm traveled 3.6 miles. There were no injuries.

There’s another chance for severe storms for some of us today, similar to patterns we’ve seen the past few days. Saturday’s risk stretches north of a line from Hamilton to Birmingham to Alexander City to Auburn. The main risks are damaging winds and hail.

We’re still looking at the possibility of some great weather, at least for the northern region of Alabama, by Tuesday. We may have highs in the lower 80s with sunny skies for a day or two next week for our northern counties. Unfortunately, the front looks like it will stall out and weaken before bringing cooler weather for the rest of us.

North Alabama

Fog early, then mostly sunny. High near 94 and heat index of 107 with a slight chance of showers and storms. Partly cloudy overnight with a few showers or storms possible. Low of 74.

Central Alabama

Increasing clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High of 95 and heat index of 107. A few showers and storms in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy with a low of 75.

South Alabama

Sunny with a couple showers or storms in the afternoon. High near 99 and heat index of 111. A shower or two in the evening, then partly cloudy with a low of 75.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a slight chance of an isolated shower or storm in the afternoon. High near 98 and heat index of 114. Partly cloudy Saturday night with a low of 78.