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Outlook

An unsettled weather pattern will set up across the region through most of this week. As rounds of widespread rainfall may occur across the area, the threat of flash flooding and flooding of rivers and streams will increase. Heavy rain will be possible Tuesday into Wednesday, and possibly into Thursday, especially across the southwest-facing slopes of the mountains.

THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.


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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.

Heavy rainfall is expected later this week, mainly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. As usual when it rains, there will be runoff on area roadways and ponding that could lead to hydroplaning for vehicles that are exceeding safe speeds. Please slow down and arrive alive and uninjured.

This next week will be dominated by a wet weather pattern, so keep your umbrella with you and use your headlights so other motorists can see you on the roads.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Washington’s Birthday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Light winds out of the east. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

Rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday Night

Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Washington’s Birthday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Calm winds in the morning increasing to 5 mph out of the east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

Rain. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday Night

Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Washington’s Birthday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday

Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Calm winds in the morning increasing to 5 mph out of the east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

Rain. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday Night

Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Washington’s Birthday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Tuesday

Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

Rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday Night

Showers. Low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


Macon County Almanac for February 18, 2019

Highest Temperature 73°F in Fr5anklin in 1890
Lowest Temperature -6°F in Highlands in 1900
Greatest Rainfall 2.59 inches in Highlands in 1940
Greatest Snowfall 11.0 inches in Highlands in 1997

Weather Extremes for Macon County for February
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-28-1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 02-13-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-13-1966
Greatest Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on 02-14-1912

Weather Extremes for Macon County for February
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-28-1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 02-13-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-13-1966
Greatest Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on 02-14-1912


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Published at 3:50 am on February 18, 2019



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