Tornados reported in state

Published 10:32 pm Thursday, March 31, 2016

The weather system that brought rain to South Alabama Thursday spawned at least two tornados in the state.

Walker County Emergency Management assistant director Harry Markham told the Associated Press Thursday that a tornado struck Eldridge, Ala., around 8 p.m. He says there were no immediate reports on damage or any injuries.

It was the second tornado authorities say has hit the ground in Alabama since one touched down in northern part of the state in Ardmore around 7:07 p.m. There were no reports of damage.

In Mississippi, a teen driver lost his life amid the severe weather outbreak in the South.

The Daily Corinthian reported that William Luca McMahan of Iuka apparently lost control of a Chevrolet Blazer SUV around 7 a.m. Thursday, sliding off a rain-slick highway and into a ditch.

Andalusia was under both a severe thunderstorm warning and a tornado watch Thursday. Today’s forecast calls for more rain.