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Weather Briefing for Monday, February 8, 2021

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OUTLOOK

Low pressure will spread moisture north across our region through tonight then move off the East Coast on Sunday. Dry high pressure builds back into the area on Monday. Unsettled weather is possible through the rest of the week.

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News Highlights

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Wednesday Night

Franklin area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

A chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain before 7am. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s.

Highlands area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs near 40. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph iby midmorning.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain after 3am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

A chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain before 8am, then a slight chance of rain. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs near 50. Light winds out of the west in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Light winds out of the north.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows around 40

Otto area

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain after 3am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain before 8am. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s.

Nantahala area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s.

HAZARDS

There is a potential for black ice on area roads this morning, so be careful on your morning commutes.

Air Quality


Air quality is in the upper range of green for most of the county, including the ridges and other higher elevations today.

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (2.7 out of 12) with Juniper and Elm being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be a little lower (4.7 out of 12).

Weather Extremes for Macon County on February 8th

Highest Temperature 69°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1943
Lowest Temperature -17°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.50 inches in Franklin in 1878
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 4.5 inches in Highlands in 1995



February Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Feb 28, 1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Feb 13, 1899
Greatest One-Day Rain 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Feb 13, 1966
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on Feb 14, 1912 



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Published at 4:20am on Monday, February 8, 2021

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