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Weekend News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, June 29, 2024

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Here is the news and weather briefing for Macon County.


GENERAL OUTLOOK

Seasonable temperatures are expected today and tomorrow as shower and thunderstorm activity increases ahead of an approaching cold front. Hot and humid conditions Sunday before the front, which will usher in drier and cooler conditions Monday and Tuesday. The summer heat returns Wednesday and beyond.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Franklin Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.



Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph early in the morning decreasing to calm by midmorning. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.



Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 70. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 2pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s.



Nantahala Area




Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.
Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range (1.5 out of 12) today with Grasses, Plantain, and Dock being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (2.4 out of 12.0).


Record Weather Events for June 29th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 97°F in Highlands in 1936
Lowest Temperature 44°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1968
Greatest One-Day Rain 7.40 inches in Highlands in 1915
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 101°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded during June in Macon County)



Macon Calendar
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News Briefing
—STATE AND LOCAL—

President Biden holds campaign rally in Raleigh after Trump debate | WNCN-TV (Goldsboro, NC(

Fact-checking Trump, Biden debate claims about immigration, foreign policy, Social Security | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)

• NC Senate passes CPACE funding program to make clean energy upgrades more accessible [WRAL-TV 9Raleigh, NC)]

• North Carolina Republicans move to fund childcare, approve teacher pay raises [WLOS-TV 9Asheville, NC)]

• ‘Scary’ fireball traveling at 32,000 mph vanishes over North Carolina lake, NASA says [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Summer hikes in Asheville: stunning Blue Ridge Parkway excursions with a view [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Jackson County to provide all students with free meals next year [BPR News]

• Haywood’s inaugural Pride festival kicks off [Smoky Mountain News]

—NATIONAL—

International News Headlines

• Was there a massacre after Kenya’s anti-tax protests? [BBC News]

• Iran elections: Initial results indicate likely runoff [DW News]

• ‘Conspiracy of silence’: Why Brexit has been largely absent from UK election campaign [France 24]

• Russia, Western nations joust on Pyongyang-Moscow arms cooperation in UNSC meeting [Yonhap News Agency]

• Taiwan reports over 100 cybersecurity incidents in May [Taiwan News]

• NEET-UG paper leak case: CBI nabs journalist in Jharkhand, carries out searches in Gujarat [Hindustan Times]

—PRO-RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLETS—

• Zelensky preparing ‘plan to end war’ [Russia Today]

• Putin announces production of ground-based missile systems to counter US threat [Pravda]

• Ukrainian drone attack kills five people in Russia’s borderline Kursk Region [TASS: Russian News Agency]

Global National: June 28, 2024 | Biden hopes to turn page after “disastrous” debate

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir Full Broadcast – June 28, 2024

“CBS Evening News” Full Broadcast | June 28, 2024

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast – June 28, 2024

PBS NewsHour full episode, (June 28, 2024)

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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Author: Bobby Coggins

Resources used to compile the information in this article include, but are not limited to rthe following websites or books: MaconMedia.com, youtube.com, weather.gov, airnow.gov, wikipedia.com, onthisday.com, ncdcr.gov, ncsu.edu, utah.edu, https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/, wolfram.com, biorxiv.org, aps.org, nejm.org, plos.org, cell.com, researchsquare.com, cureus.com, spc.noaa.gov, nhc.noaa.gov, ncdenr.org, medrxiv.org, archive.org, ncpedia.org, nasa.gov, https://ww2days.com, nih.gov, carolinapublicpress.org, microbe.tv, smokymountainnews.com, psypost.org, blogspot.com, pollen.com, franklinnc.com, maconnc.org, spaceweather.com, solarham.com, loc.gov, ncleg.net, senate.gov, house.gov, whitehouse.gov, drudgereport.com, politico.com, realclearpolitics.com, ushmm.org, This Day in North Carolina History, World War II Day By Day, The Holocaust Encyclopedia, The Timetables of History, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The World History and Book of Facts (multiple years), On This Day In History: Over 4,000 facts, The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, This Day in North Carolina History, The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future, Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity, The Story of Civilization (11 volumes), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, American History, Volume 1: 1492-1877, American History, Volume 2: 1877 – Present, A Complete Chronolgy of the Second World War. Weather and Almanac data and information sources: Sources (except where otherwise credited): heavens-above.com, Ian Webster’s Github, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, The National Weather Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, Penn State University Electronic Wall Map, The State Climate Office of North Carolina, Storm Prediction Center, U.S. Naval Observatory, University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Weather Prediction Center. 



Source: http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2024/06/wx20240629.html


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