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Weather Briefing for Friday, April 30, 2021

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A cold front will cross the area early this morning. In the front`s wake, high pressure will spread back over the region for the weekend, keeping conditions dry at least through Sunday. An active pattern will be in store for the early part of next week.

Local News Update
(National News is published after the Macon Calendar section)

Local COVID-19 Numbers for April 29, 2021 National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Sunday Night

Franklin area


Air quality is in the extereme upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the extreme lower range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map
(There are no significant sources of smoke in the region as of 3am on 04-22-2021.)

Highest Temperature 88°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1970
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Highlands in 1992
Greatest Rainfall 3.40 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1963
Greatest Snowfall No measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872

April Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on April 26, 1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on April 1, 1987
Greatest One-Day Rain 7.00 inches in Highlands on April 7, 1895
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on April 4, 1987

Macon Calendar

Macon County Public Library

Exploring North Carolina’s Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas with Author Peter Barr Thursday, May 6th, 6:30 p.m. outside the Macon County Public Library in the picnic pavilion next to Macon Early College- Exploring North Carolina’s Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas with Author Peter Barr Join us for a presentation by the author and a chance to purchase your own copy of his updated book on NC’s lookout towers. Please call, email or visit Kristina Moe at the library to register- 828-524-3600, [email protected] Friends of the Greenway

Friends of the Greenway would like to invite you to FROG FAIR, our spring arts & crafts fair on May 8, 2021 from 9-3 at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main St, Franklin (at the Town bridge). We are excited to report that so far, 26 vendors have chosen to participate at the FAIR. As a fund raiser event for FROG, we collect a vendor registration fee, will offer a continental breakfast, lunch specials, homemade desserts and hold a 50/50 drawing with a $50 guarantee. Area musicians will perform throughout the day, with a sitting area for extra enjoyment. Mark your calendar and come enjoy the day. Stop by FROG Quarters Wednesday-Saturday between 9-2 to become a registered vendor or to purchase 50/50 drawing tickets. Hope to see you on May 8. For vendor information, email us at [email protected]

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