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Weather Briefing for Saturday, February 20, 2021

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OUTLOOK

High pressure will dominate our weather for most of the weekend with cool temperatures and low humidity. Precipitation chances return late Sunday night and Monday as a cold front crosses over the region. Warm high pressure will return to the southeast for the middle of next week, followed by another weather system Thursday night and Friday.

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News Highlights

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Monday Night

Franklin area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of thre southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.

Highlands area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

A chance of snow after 9pm, mixing with rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday

Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-high 20s.

Otto area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing.

Nantahala area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

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

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20mph.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.

HAZARDS

Hazardous weather is not excpected today.

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 medium (5.6 out of 12) with Elm, Juniper, and Alder being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be a little higher (6.6 out of 12).

Weather Extremes for Macon County on February 20th

Highest Temperature 77°F in Franklin in 1994
Lowest Temperature -6°F in Highlands in 2015
Greatest One-Day Rain 3.140 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1954
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 0.6 inches in Franklin in 1940



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 4:00am on Saturday, February 20, 2021



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