Large tornado moves through Jonesboro, AR; damage reported

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:

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson tweeted on Saturday that there had been reported property damage in the Jonesboro area due to the tornado.

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.

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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.

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