Wind advisory in effect for Hopkins County

  • Water on the road at Rockdale Road in Sulphur Springs
    Water on the road at Rockdale Road in Sulphur Springs
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Water on roads also present

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Hopkins County is under a wind advisory, according to the National Weather Service.

The remainder of Friday has chances of showers, gradually becoming clear in the evening. Highs reach 71 with a nighttime low of 49. North winds will be between15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

The wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m.

"Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles," the NWS stated. "Boaters should use extra caution when venturing onto area lakes." 

In addition, the NWS warns to secure trash cans, lawn furniture, and other lightweight outdoor objects that may be blown around in the strong winds.

The cold front associated with the wind advisory will usher in cooler temperatures during the weekend. Saturday is predicted to be clear, with a high near 70 and a low near 47. Winds will only reach 5 mph. 

Sunday also has clear skies, with a high near 75 and a low near 52. Winds will only reach 5 mph. 

After last night's rains, water remains on roads in some areas, both in rural areas and in city areas with poor drainage. Drivers are urged to proceed with caution.