severe weather3HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/15/13) — On the eight-year anniversary of an F-4 tornado, Nov. 15 that hit parts of Hopkins County, the prediction of severe weather for Sunday looms.

Eight years ago, three lines of storms moved from west to east spawning an outbreak of tornadoes through southeastern Missouri and several counties in Kentucky, not the least of which was Hopkins County.

A little after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, an F4 tornado with wind speeds up to 210 miles per hour cut a path nearly a half mile wide through central and eastern portions of Hopkins County. The primary event was 1.5 miles southwest of Earlington to seven miles east of Hanson, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah.

There were no fatalities from the storm but 27 people were injured and hundreds of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed, according to the NWS.

The weather event coincided with unusually warm weather for the middle of November.

The NWS is forecasting 70 degree temperatures Saturday with cloudy skies and a south wind of seven to 15 miles per hour. Saturday night, showers and thunderstorms are more likely with warmer temperatures through the night with a low of 61 degrees.

Sunday's high is predicted to be near 75 degrees with wind gusts out of the south at 17 to 21 miles per hour perhaps reaching up to 31 miles per hour. There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

A cold front moving through the day Sunday will mark the beginning of the threat for areas in southeast Missouri late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. A cold front will move through during the day Sunday causing aloft winds to intensify.

Sunday night, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms persists through midnight.

Monday and Tuesday, seasonal average temperatures should return to highs in the low 50s.

SurfKY News
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,708.83
-49.08 (-0.28%)    
2 S&P 2,073.04
-4.38 (-0.21%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,999.10
-14.03 (-0.28%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 12895

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4630

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3495

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3474

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3430

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44974

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 12895

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 02, 2015 12895

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 2875

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 2849

Police Seeking Public Help in Locating Subject…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 1472

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 1398

Tyson Foods to Add 91 Jobs, Invest $8.2M at…

by Kimberly Tarter
July 01, 2015 1277

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
July 01, 2015 1205

Goodman Revival Fills 'Praise in the Park' with…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 1078

Juried Art, Photography Exhibit Open at Glema…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 925

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 726

Muhlenberg Allstars 11-12 Year Olds Take down…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News