Bolts of lightning were seen illuminating the night sky over Pelham, Alabama – about 20 miles south of Birmingham – on May 3, as forecasters issued weather warnings.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a significant weather advisory for Pelham on May 3, warning of hail and high winds. “Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle,” forecasters said.
This footage shows lightning forking through the sky, as seen from Interstate 65 in Pelham.
The NWS said “torrential rainfall” was possible for northern and central Alabama on May 4. Credit: @kenn_stock via Storyful