Alabama Skies: NWS confirms tornado during recent severe weather event

Published 9:45 pm Thursday, April 11, 2024

Survey teams with the National Weather Service’s Mobile/Pensacola office confirmed at least one tornado touched down in Alabama Wednesday.

According to the survey report, the tornado touched down in Mobile County.

“A brief EF-1 tornado began on Brighton Court, removing a home’s roof,” the report reads. “It appears the roof was removed due to a garage door failure leading to almost complete removal. An exterior wall in the garage was bowed out; however, a lower wind speed was assigned due to the failure mode being the garage door and absolute lack of any other damage surrounding the house. The tornado then crossed northwest across Brighton Drive and dissipated near Brandy Court while snapping some large hardwood branches and a fence blown inward resulting in a convergent path.”

Our weather won’t have any risks for severe storms the next few days. It’s looking like the weekend is going to be beautiful, albeit quite warm during the days.

North Alabama

Sunny with a high of 68. Windy with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Clear Friday night with a low of 47.

Central Alabama

Sunny and breezy with a high of 69. Overnight, clear with a low of 46.

South Alabama

Sunny and windy with a high of 71. Clear overnight with a low of 43.

Gulf Coast

Sunny and breezy with a high of 74. Mostly clear Friday night with a low of 48.