Storm produces no twister in Chilton

Published 5:50 pm Friday, December 21, 2012

Rumors of a tornado in Maplesville circulated, but meteorologist Holly Britton of the National Weather Service in Calera said no tornado came through the area Thursday.

The National Weather Service placed Chilton County under a tornado watch from 4:25 to 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

“There were no areas of significant, organized damage,” Britton said about the entire county.

Maplesville Police Chief Todd Ingram said people had reported fallen limbs, but he had not received word of any major property damage in the town.

Chilton and surrounding counties received rains and gusty winds ranging from 40-50 mph but nothing greater than 58 mph, which the NWS classifies as severe.

Rain is expected to return to the area Monday with a small chance of severe thunderstorms Tuesday, Britton said.

Temperatures will rise prior to the rain and will begin dropping at the end of this week with lows dipping down into the 30s.