Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed Friday, Leaving Several Injured
While the South is dealing with severe weather Sunday afternoon, it was about 48 hours earlier that severe weather stretched from eastern Texas to central Arkansas. Many of these storms were wind producers, but a few of them did spin up a tornado.
It was a little after 11pm central time that a tornado touched down along Frenchman Mountain Road in Faulkner county Arkansas, authorities said. The EF2 tornado touched down in a mobile home park at the Pulaski-Faulkner county line Friday night, leaving six people injured, four homes destroyed and several others damaged, according to the National Weather Service.
Further to the southwest, a line of of severe thunderstorms developed in East Texas during the late afternoon and early evening, and moved into Northern Louisiana. Several sections of this line bowed out, causing straight line wind damage. Several embedded tornadoes also developed within this line of thunderstorms.
Another tornado formed just to the west of Marshall, Texas. This tornado was rated an EF-2 as it was estimated that wind speeds reached 105 to 115-mph, as this tornado was on the ground for three miles.