The Latest on a potential tornadic tornado in central Florida (all times local):11 a.m.
President Donald Trump says he’s hopeful that the potential for a tornado threat will ease in central and southern Arizona.
Trump is scheduled to fly to Phoenix from Atlanta.
He’s also scheduled to attend a town hall meeting Thursday in Phoenix, where the president said that there’s been no confirmed tornado activity since he left office.
The White House has been more forthcoming with its tornado-related reports in recent weeks, releasing its weekly tornado threat, the latest report for March 18, in late March and a detailed tornado risk assessment for March 19.
In Phoenix, officials are working to prepare for possible tornadoes, according to a release from the city.
The city’s emergency management department is sending a team to help people avoid potentially damaging conditions, according the release.
There are no reports of damage or injuries.
About 12:30 p.m., Gov.
Doug Ducey said the White House had issued a tornado warning in central Phoenix, but it did not mention a tornado risk.
The state’s weather office issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Arizona.
“We are working closely with our state officials, the National Weather Service and our local and federal partners to provide any additional updates as we learn more,” Duce, a Republican, said in a statement.
At 11:50 a.meters east of Phoenix, a tornado touched down near a home in Mesa, Arizona, according a release by the National Hurricane Center.
The center said the tornado was at a speed of 40 mph.
No injuries were reported.
It was the first time a tornado in Arizona had touched down.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.