Tornado warning

The warning has been issued until 3:30 p.m.

GILA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Eastern Arizona saw a couple of tornado warnings issued on Tuesday afternoon, but it's unclear if any tornados touched down. The National Weather Service first issued a warning for areas in Gila and Coconino counties around 2:30 p.m. The warning impacted neighborhoods near Christopher Creek in Gila County and Forest Lake Estates in Coconino County. At 2:42 p.m. a severe thunderstorm that's capable of producing a tornado was located 7 miles northwest of Forest Lakes. The storm was moving northeast at 30 mph. The tornado warning expired at 3 p.m.

A second tornado warning was then issued for parts of eastern Arizona. It covers parts of Navajo and Gila counties near Cibecue and west of Whiteriver. It lasted until 3:30 p.m. The National Weather Service said there could have been lime-size hail in the area.

The National Weather Service asked people to take cover during the warning and move to a basement. Officials were worried about flying debris. It's unclear how much damage, if any, was reported in those counties.


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