- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Quick-moving storms knocked over trees and knocked out power as they rumbled across Arkansas, and forecasters warned that some of the storms could contain tornadoes.

The National Weather Service said the control tower at Little Rock National Airport was evacuated briefly as a storm possibly containing a tornado passed by before entering the prairies of eastern Arkansas.

Wind gusts of 60 mph raked much of the state as lightning cracked across the sky. An emergency manager reported a downed power line triggered a fire at a home in Flippin.

No injuries were reported. Utilities reported 60,000 power outages.

Forecasters said skies would clear and temperatures would fall as a cold front pushed the storms eastward by morning.

In northern Arkansas, temperatures could drop into the upper 30s early Saturday.



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