MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Saturday’s cold front swept across the state, spinning up tornadoes and leaving a path of destruction in areas. Surveys are still ongoing, but we now have 4 confirmed tornadoes. The Wetumpka tornado was a strong EF-2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 135 m.p.h., a maximum path width of 700 yards, and a path length of 18.2 miles long.
The Coosa County Road 101 (southeast of Rockford) tornado was an EF-1 with maximum winds of 100 m.p.h., a maximum width of 150 yards, and a path length of 1.7 miles long. Two more EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed near Booth and Tyler; stay tuned for more details on their paths and wind speeds.
Tonight is frigid with temperatures dropping into the 20s. Winds are calm and skies are clear.
Clear skies mean good viewing conditions for tonight’s Super Blood Wolf Moon. Timing details and information on this total lunar eclipse can be found here: http://www.wsfa.com/2019/01/18/total-lunar-eclipse-what-you-need-know/
After a freezing morning, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will stay chilly with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.
The forecast will stay dry through Tuesday, but by Tuesday evening we’ll be watching our next system arrive. It will bring a good amount of rain for the middle of the week.