A strong line of storms, together with attainable tornadoes, had left over eleven,000 customers while not power in Arkansas by Tuesday night.
Strong winds down trees and lightning strikes could have started fires in Monticello, a city of nine,500 in southeast Arkansas, in keeping with a police dispatcher.
The National Weather Service rumored 2 attainable tornadoes in Missouri and Arkansas, tho' neither had apparently caused any vital harm.
The tornado threat was the newest development in an exceedingly turbulent weather pattern.
Several cities set records for heat on weekday and a number of a lot of record high temperatures were expected on Tuesday, though there have been a lot of clouds overhead to moderate temperature, Bunting aforesaid.