Tornado surveyed as EF-2, south of Paducah Friday morning (3/4/23)
On Saturday afternoon, more damage survey information was shared from the National Weather Service regarding the tornado that happened in McCracken County. Just to the south of Fremont, it is now confirmed that an EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about a mile and a half (straight-lined about a mile). As the damage was surveyed, tree trunks were seen snapped along this track, with roofing removed from houses and many without power. Each triangle (below) is an individual damage report.
Also, with the system that came through, record-breaking pressure was recorded within Paducah and Evansville, which gives us an idea of how strong the system was as it moved through. That also is one of the reasons we saw such strong winds and High Wind Warnings throughout the area.
Some of our weather headlines heading into the second half of the weekend include patchy fog possible. We will continue to warm through this weekend, too, before rain chances return by the end of next week.
The forecasted temperatures across our area includes light winds out of the southwest/southeast, with most of us seeing low temperatures near 40°.
Overall, Sunday will be another day full of sun as we continue to dry after all the rainfall we have seen lately. High temperatures should be nearing the middle 60s by the afternoon.
Warming through this weekend, we are warmer yet on Monday. Then, a transitional day on Tuesday as more clouds move in before rain chances the rest of the week.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team