A Tornado leaves a path of devastation after as it  hits Pratt City just north of downtown Birmingham on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Birmingham, Ala.   The widespread destruction caused Gov. Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency by midday, saying tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, and straight-line winds caused damage to "numerous homes and businesses" in Alabama. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Today in History: April 27

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Today is Wednesday, April 27, the 118th day of 2016. There are 248 days left in the year.


John’s Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

It’s going to be a nice afternoon! Expect less wind, warmer temperatures, and a mix of sun and clouds. The next storm system arrives late Th…