LITTLE ROCK — The National Weather Service now says eight tornadoes touched down in Arkansas earlier this week.
In addition to the tornadoes previously reported — two in White County on Tuesday evening and one in Conway County early Wednesday — the weather service said Friday it has confirmed that five more tornadoes touched down early Wednesday.
Meteorologist Charles Dalton said a second tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Conway County, about three miles southwest of Formosa. The tornado was rated an EF-0 on the Fujita scale, meaning its wind speeds were under 73 mph.
The previously reported tornado in Conway Conway, an EF-1, touched down in an area east of Cleveland and north of Center Ridge.
Another tornado touched down about a mile south of Lamar in Johnson County, Dalton said. It was rated an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds around 100 mph.
Dalton also said a tornado touched down less than a mile southeast of Diaz in Jackson County. It was rated an EF-1 and had wind speeds around 110 mph.
Jackson County also had a tornado of the same strength about three miles southwest of Possum Grape.
In Cleburne County, an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds around 110 mph touched down in the Cross Roads area.
Injuries from tornadoes were reported only in White County. Those tornadoes hit Higginson and Kensett and were rated EF-1 and EF-2, respectively. No deaths were reported.