A tornado injured 10 people and damaged homes and businesses in the Western Kentucky town of Mayfield on Tuesday.
The injuries of the 10, who were taken to the hospital, were not life-threatening, state police said. No deaths were reported.
The National Weather Service in Paducah said it had received preliminary reports of tornadoes in Trigg, Christian and Union counties.
A preliminary investigation showed that the Mayfield tornado developed in the western part of Graves County and traveled east, passing near several schools before entering Mayfield, where it caused “significant damage to homes and businesses,” state police said.
The tornado continued northeast, damaging trees and fields, as well as some houses in the rural part of the county.
In other counties, state police said they observed the tornado on the ground in eastern Trigg County. No injuries were reported, and no homes were thought to have been damaged, but there was structural damage to some barns.
There also were reports of high winds and quarter- to golf ball-size hail in parts of the state Tuesday evening, according to the weather service.
The weather service said more storms are possible Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will be about 80.