Tornado Strikes Scottsdale/ Phoenix Arizona

A tornado is reported to have struck a shopping area in Scottsdale, on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona after a day of wild weather.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at approx 8:30pm local time, and the tornado is believed to have struck shortly thereafter.

The tornado is believed to have hit the Desert Ridge Marketplace at Loop-101 and Tatum. The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed the tornado, but damage reports are not currently available.

The tornado warning lapsed at 9pm MST, and the storm cell behind the tornado has continued on a track to the East.