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INDIANAPOLIS - Suspected tornado touchdowns caused damage to homes in central Indiana Tuesday.
A trained spotter reported a tornado on the ground in Plainfield and another spotter reported one in Speedway this afternoon.
Several homes were damaged along Raceway Road in Hendricks County near Blue Pine in the Cameron Meadows neighborhood. No injuries were reported.
The same storm then headed towards Meridian Hills, Broad Ripple and Nora, heading toward Fishers and Noblesville.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Marion, southeastern Hendricks and southern Hamilton County until 7:30 pm.
The tornado warning for Marion and Hamilton Counties expired at 3:45 pm.
A complex of thunderstorms erupting over Iowa this afternoon may consolidate into a powerful squall line or derecho that rips through the Upper Midwest this evening.
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) forecasts has highlighted a broad region as having a 45 percent chance of experiencing destructive winds (within 25 miles of any point) over 70 mph. Des Moines, Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago all lie within this zone of elevated risk, which affects almost 19 million people.
Tropical Storm Arthur has formed east of Florida Tuesday morning with further strengthening likely as the system turns northward this week while hugging the East Coast.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center projects the system could also become the season's first hurricane during the week of Independence Day as millions of people head to the beach for vacation.
According to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, "As the dry air and wind shear diminish this week, there will be room for Arthur to strengthen.
For people heading to Daytona Beach and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, northward to South Carolina's Grand Strand, expect building surf with a couple of rounds of drenching, gusty thunderstorms on Tuesday, Wednesday and into Thursday.