Severe thunderstorms producing tornadoes raked parts of central Arkansas Monday evening, causing damage in a number of communities, reports the AP.
Forecasters said damage was reported at Morgan and Maumelle along Interstate 40 northwest of Little Rock and also at Vilonia, north of the Arkansas capital.
Another storm was bearing down on Little Rock’s northeastern suburbs just after night fell.
The Storm Prediction Center had predicted significant severe weather over much of Arkansas for Monday, and storms quickly grew violent in the heat of the day. Forecasters say Tuesday could bring another bout of bad weather.