National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage just east of Opelika and determined the damage was the result of a tornado.
The tornado touched down at approximately 340 PM CDT 8.5 miles east of Opelika, along County Road 158 just east of Lee Road 259. At least two mobile homes sustained minor damage, dozens of trees and power lines were snapped off or blown down, and a spare tire was removed from a vehicle and thrown several yards away. The tornado damage path was 1.2 miles long and 200 yards wide at its widest point.
No deaths or injuries were reported with this tornado. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Lee County from 326 PM CDT until 345 PM CDT.