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Weather Briefing for Saturday, May 1, 2021

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High pressure will build over the area through much of the weekend, leading to continued dry weather. An active pattern returns for next week, with increasing daily shower and thunderstorm chances as multiple disturbances pass over the Carolinas.

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

Local COVID-19 Numbers for May 1st, 2021; Macon County Reports Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths [LINK] Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Angel Medical Center Facility [LINK]

National Weather Map for Today

General forecast through Monday 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 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2007
Lowest Temperature 28°F in Highlands in 1996
Greatest Rainfall 2.15 inches in Highlands in 2016
Greatest Snowfall No measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872

May Weather Extremes for Macon County

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1966
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

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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