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Outlook

A ridge of high pressure will allow for hot and humid conditions to persist through the weekend, with a cold front bringing relief from the heat early next week. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day.

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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Over the next few days, periods of heavy rain could lead to localized flooding where there is poor drainage. Areas to our north and east are under a Flood Watch and that may be extended to include Macon County. Active weather advisories may be viewed anytime at is.gd/MACONWARN

**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.



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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]


FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

TODAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 11pm, then showers likely after 11pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 2am, then showers likely after 2am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 80. WInds out of the northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Increasing clouds, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 3am, then showers likely after 3am. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of rain between 11pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 55. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Isolated showers before 8am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then showers likely. Patchy fog after 9pm. Low around 65. WInds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely. Patchy fog before 9am. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the north 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 75.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A trough of low pressure moving through the Central Bahamas is producing a small area of showers and thunderstorms mainly along and to the east of the trough axis. Environmental conditions are expected to be only marginally conducive for development during the next couple of days while the trough moves west-northwestward at around 15 mph. Additional development is not anticipated after that time due to strong upper-level winds.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.



Macon Media Almanac for July 22, 2019

Highest Temperature 97°F in Franklin in 1952
Lowest Temperature 46°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1947
Greatest Rainfall 2.24 inches in Highlands in 1979
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of July
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on 07-29-1952
Lowest Temperature 34°F in Highlands on 07-27-1911
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on 07-29-1879
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of July
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Albemarle, Stanly County 07-28-1940
Lowest Temperature 32°F Celo, Yancey County 07-10-1961
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 21.15 in Highlands, Macon County 07-29-1879

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 81.3°F Fayetteville, Cumberland County
Coldest Weather Station 60.4°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 7.97 in Wilmington, New Hanover County
Driest Weather Station 2.97 in Asheville, Buncombe County



Published at 4:40am on July 22, 2019



Source: http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/wx20190722.html

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