A large tornado moved through Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, leaving behind a trail of widespread damage and possible injuries.
Here’s a look at the tornado, which moved through central Jonesboro around 5 p.m. CDT on Saturday:
— Madison Wilson (@MadisonBlaire22) March 28, 2020
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson tweeted on Saturday that there had been reported property damage in the Jonesboro area due to the tornado.
I am paying close attention to the report of a tornado hit in Jonesboro. I know there is property damage. Just praying all is safe.
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) March 28, 2020
At least five tornadoes had been reported nationwide as of Saturday afternoon, including two in Iowa. That’s based on preliminary reports from the Storm Prediction Center.
Another tornado passed through Iowa today. We have more live coverage as these storms rock the region! pic.twitter.com/GY20qw0Hl5
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) March 28, 2020
Make sure you have a way to get weather warnings, particularly after sunset as overnight tornadoes could be a hazard across parts of the Midwest on Saturday night. For more specifics on the forecast, meteorologist Shelly Lindblade dives into the details here.
This is a developing story and will be updated. Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this dangerous severe weather outbreak.