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Severe Storms Possible Sunday

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
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