10:29 PM Update:
Storms are much quieter now; there is very little lightning output, and the threat of any surprises is gone. Some light rain continues over a broad area in Morgan, Marshall, and Madison Counties; heavier showers linger west of I-65.
Here are some of the pictures of today’s storms and below them some storm reports from the NWS;
Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Bridgeport [Jackson Co, AL] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 06:07 PM CDT — large limbs and a few trees down in the city of bridgeport.
10:08 Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Elora [Lincoln Co, TN] broadcast media reports TSTM WND DMG at 07:30 PM CDT — several trees down near elora
10:08 Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Capshaw [Limestone Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND DMG at 08:55 PM CDT — several trees and limbs down in east limestone county…minor siding damage to a home…and many additional reports of patio furniture and loose outdoor objects blown around as well.
10:08 Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: 6 N Madison [Madison Co, AL] broadcast media reports HAIL of pea size (E0.25 INCH) at
09:00 PM CDT —
10:08 Local Storm Report by NWS HUN: Capshaw [Limestone Co, AL] broadcast media reports TSTM WND GST of E55.00 MPH at 09:00 PM CDT –
These heavy storms of summer can do some wild things in a matter of a few minutes. Here’s a picture of one of the trees that blew down in the Elora area in Lincoln County between 7 and 8 PM:
The over-all intensity of the storms is lower now as we approach 10 PM, but some stronger storms cannot be ruled out south of the Tennessee River in Lawrence, Morgan, or Marshall Counties through 11 PM.
There have been several reports of 60-70 MPH winds that tore siding away from homes, blew around patio furniture, knocked down fences, etc. in the East Limestone area. That storm has weakened a lot as it approaches northern Morgan County. The newer storms farther south could briefly get rough just like the one in Limestone did.