Powerful thunderstorms rolled through northeast Arkansas Wednesday night, toppling trees and leaving thousands without electricity.
Shortly after sundown, a line of storms developed in a moist, turbulent atmosphere and produced heavy rain and vivid lightning.
In Searcy, strong winds in excess of 50 mph blew a large tree onto a house.
Part of a roof was taken off an apartment complex.
Several trees were also brought down near Marked Tree.
Later that night along Highway 261-North near Forrest City, a tree was blown onto a car.
NWS meteorologists noted strong wind occurred well behind some thunderstorms and believe a "wake low" was to blame.
According to Entergy Arkansas, crews are working in the area to restore power to hundreds of homes and businesses.
Additionally, an estimated 3-5" of rain prompted flash flood warnings for parts of northeast Arkansas.
In Jonesboro, a daily record maximum rainfall of 3.34"was set.
This breaks the previous amount of 2.15" set back in 2009.
Forecasters predict a chance of more rain in the area late tonight.
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