What a day, and we're really only halfway through this Thursday! Storms entered the state from Mississippi early this morning just after midnight. As the line tracked east areas of rotation prompted tornado warnings for Lowndes, Montgomery, Bullock, Pike, Russel and Lee counties through the morning and early afternoon. We received confirmed tornado reports and several photos of damage in Montgomery and Pike county. According to Pike Co. EMA and local law enforcement, areas along highway 29 received massive damage due to a confirmed tornado.
As we move through the rest of our Thursday expect calm and warm conditions with plenty of sunshine for the remainder of the afternoon. Highs today will peak in the mid 80s for west and central Alabama, and into the lower 80s for east and southeast areas. Mostly clear conditions will continue tonight with a mild setting overall in the 60s.
Looking ahead we're in for some pretty tranquil weather Friday and Saturday, before our next storm system arrives Sunday. Sunday is shaping up to be another day of concern for a potential severe weather situation. As of right now we're not going to dive into specific details due to forecast model disagreement. But we will go ahead and suggest to have in your mind the likelihood of showers and thunderstorms impacting the area once again Sunday into Monday.
VERNON TURNER, WSFA FIRST ALERT METEOROLOGIST
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