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Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, March 15, 2019

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Outlook

Showers and thunderstorms return to the area through the end of the day as a cold front moves through the area. Dry conditions return this weekend as high pressure builds in, and cooler temperatures are expected next week.

THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
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

Fog, rain, and thunderstorms are expected today. If you are planning on driving today, please remember to turn on your headlights so other people can see you and drive a little slower than normal and increase your following distance between vehicles due to the possibility of hydroplaning on roadways where water has either ponded or running across the road in areas with poor drainage.



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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]


FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out out the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the morning then shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog before noon. Highs near the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning, then shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near the mid-40s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers. Areas of fog before 11am. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing.


Macon County Almanac for March 15, 2019

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1967
Lowest Temperature -5°F in Franklin in 1993
Greatest Rainfall 4.018 inches in Highlands in 1912
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands in 1960

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of March
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993


Published at 3:20 am on March 15, 2019



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