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This blog is no longer being updated as the severe weather threat is diminishing for the area.
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.
A pattern favoring waves of progressively cooler air will set up across much of the Midwest and Northeast during next week and could continue into early May.
Round after round of drenching rain will continue to cause flooding in the South, while another dose of rain may renew flooding in the Ohio Valley this weekend.
The 119th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, and runners set to take on the historic course will face cool and rainy conditions.
The southern Plains and western Gulf Coast will once again become the target of severe thunderstorms into Saturday evening.
In a high-tech world of satellites, computers, mobile devices and wearables, the weather balloon is still an important tool which helps meteorologists create more accurate forecasts, especially in the case of severe weather.
Rounds of flooding and severe storms slammed the South and Plains this week, while a storm system unleashed dust storms and snow in the West.
Wyoming, South Dakota (1966)
24" of snow and blizzard conditions in South Dakota. 20" of snow at Lander, Wyoming.
Rapid City, SD (1970)
22" of snow (17th-18th) -- 24-hour record.
Heat wave in Northeast -- 95 degrees in Washington, DC, tied April record. 94 degrees in Philadelphia, PA.