Lightning Flashes Rapidly Against Alabama Sky

Frequent lightning lit up the sky over Gulf Shores, Alabama, early on March 18, as the Gulf Coast was hit by severe weather, amid flash flooding and tornadoes in the state.

According to local news reports, there were 17 tornadoes reported across Alabama during the stormy weather.

Early on March 18, the National Weather Service said dry weather and clear skies were due to return. Credit: Leslie Hines via Storyful