At least three tornadoes were spotted on radar Wednesday night caused damage across central Alabama. Severe storms also brought lightning and heavy rains, causing travel issues and road closures in some areas.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham will survey several locations in Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Dekalb, Marion, Shelby and other counties to determine if the damage was caused by tornadoes and if so, what wind speeds those tornadoes produced.

A tornado in Chilton County caused downed trees and minor damage. The tornado was spotted by a storm watcher near Calera and damage was also reported in Jemison.

In Etowah County, there were reports of homes damaged and a pole barn destroyed in the Glencoe area.

Trees were also downed in Blount and Dekalb Counties.

Power outages were reported throughout central Alabama and flooding caused issues in Cullman County late Wednesday. 

The possibility for severe storms continues into Thursday in some Alabama counties. The marginal risk will center around the Montgomery area and southeast Alabama. Damaging winds up to 60 mph are possible.

It is important to stay weather-aware and have several ways to receive warnings, including a weather radio and a weather app on your smartphone.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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