A massive storm system roared into the Midwest Tuesday morning, with winds exceeding 70 mph and isolated strong rainstorms capable of "embedding" tornadoes, forecasters said. Damage from falling trees and high winds has been reported in Missouri.
There were unconfirmed reports of tornadoes touching down in Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky. The National Weather Service said it has sent a team to Racine, Wisconsin, to check on a possible touchdown there. Video footage from Racine showed downed signage outside a business.
The CNN Severe Weather Center reported the storm was moving quickly eastward at more than 50 mph. By 10:20 a.m. ET, the center of the widening ring of severe storms was strengthening and had moved to the east of Indianapolis, Indiana.