Good early evening to all. I’ve been watching the Weather Channel’s severe weather outbreak coverage, and have learned that a large wedge tornado has touched down near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. For those that may be unaware, Tuscaloosa is where the University of Alabama is located.
Winds above the surface are up to 155 miles per hour in this storm. The storm is also producing a significant debris field. Storm reports have been reported from nearby McFarlane Mall, and Tuscaloosa’s City Hall. The storm is currently heading to the Northeast toward the Brookwood area and the outskirts of Birmingham including suburbs such as Hoover. There are also tornadoes in the area of Meridian, Mississippi and Huntsville, Alabama.
Closer to home, there is a line of strong storms developing in Central Pennsylvania, and heading to the Northeast. Northern Virginia, and parts of Maryland is also dealing with a severe thunderstorm complex moving through this evening.