Reports: Heavy Rain, Tornadoes Slam Southeast

By Vickie Frantz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
May 17, 2013; 9:42 PM ET
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Strong thunderstorms moving across Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee Friday produced hail, winds and a few tornadoes.

The same storm system that caused the devastating tornadoes in Texas on Wednesday is making its way to the east. Heavy rain, hail and damaging winds and a few tornadoes were reported in Alabama as the storm moved through.

This blog is no longer being updated as the severe weather threat is diminishing for the area.


UPDATES:

5:36 p.m. CDT Friday: A funnel cloud was reported in Carrollton, Ala.

3:01 p.m. CDT Friday: The worst of the storm will be over in Ardmore in the next few minutes, but impacts are possible in Elkton in the next 10 minutes. Take cover now.

2:50 p.m. CDT Friday: The Ardmore, Ala., tornado was last spotted near Boyds Chapel Rd. near I-65 by law enforcement.

2:45 p.m. CDT Friday: A possible tornado damaged structures and downed trees on Hardiman Road near Ardmore, Ala.

2:46 p.m. CDT Friday: A possible tornado has been reported 4 miles southwest of Ardmore, Ala. It was last spotted at Ft. Hampton and Clem Roads.

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