Around 10:40 PM Central time a tornado hit the community of Fultondale, AL located just to the north of Birmingham.
The aftermath of the tornado shows significant damage to many areas in Fultondale. Here is the latest drone footage of the damage from the tornado.
The National Weather Service Office in Birmingham, Alabama, has storm surveys underway, with preliminary reports of EF-3 tornado damage. They will have final updates after all surveys are complete.
A Look Back
This is the Doppler radar velocity data taken at the time that the tornado moved through Fultondale. There is clearly a tornado showing on the velocity imagery right in this areas. Velocity shows the inbound and outbound winds in relation to the radar. This is a great tool for tracking a tornado.
Just minutes after this imagery, a particular signature showed up on dual-polarization Doppler radar that showed debris that was being flung through the air. This was the confirmation that a tornado was occurring. The correlation coefficient is a great tool for showing debris getting blow around by a tornado.
There is another risk of severe weather for the Southeast again today. Here is a look at what areas could see severe storms---> SEVERE