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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, September 19, 2019






Outlook

Cool surface high pressure will steadily build over the area today and then linger well into the weekend. This will allow temperatures to gradually warm again through the weekend and into early next week.


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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

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Enjoy this glorious preview of fall weather!


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the east.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 50s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 70s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the southeast.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Humberto, located a couple hundred miles north-northeast of Bermuda, and on Tropical Storm Jerry, located several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands.

1. A tropical wave located almost 1000 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers. Some development of this system is possible while the system approaches the Windward Islands this weekend or when it moves across the eastern Caribbean Sea early next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

2. A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms near and to the southeast of the Dominican Republic is associated with a tropical wave. While upper-level winds are not forecast to be conducive for significant development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over portions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti during the next couple of days. The disturbance is forecast to move slowly northwestward through the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.



Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 4:15am on September 19, 2019


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, September 18, 2019






Outlook

A cold front will drop south across the forecast area overnight, with seasonal surface high-pressure building in through the day Thursday. This cooler and drier air will remain in place through Friday and warm a little over the weekend.



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.





WEATHER SPONSOR



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Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
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All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.
Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the east.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Light winds out of the east.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 70.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 PM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Humberto, located several hundred miles west of Bermuda, on Tropical Depression Ten, located more than 1000 miles east of the Leeward Islands, and on recently downgraded Tropical Depression Imelda, located near Houston, Texas.

1. A tropical wave is forecast to move off of the west coast of Africa on Thursday. Some gradual development is possible over the weekend while the system moves generally westward at 10 to 15 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 1:30am on September 18, 2019


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, September 17, 2019






Outlook

Warm high pressure will linger near the region today before a cold front moves through the area on Wednesday. Dry high pressure then returns for the latter half of the 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.





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
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All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.


Become a Patron!



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

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the northeast.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the east 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming light and variable by midmorning.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the east around 6 mph before midnight.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 PM EDT Mon Sep 16 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Humberto, located less than 700 miles west-southwest of Bermuda.

1. A small low-pressure system located about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for the formation of a tropical depression during the next day or so while the system moves slowly northwestward to west-northwestward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

2. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico are associated with a broad area of low pressure. Some slow development of this system is possible before it moves inland along the northwestern Gulf coast Tuesday night. Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding along portions of the central and upper Texas coastal areas later this week. For additional information, see products issued by your local weather forecast office and the Weather Prediction Center.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.




Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 1:00am on September 17, 2019


Monday, September 16, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, September 16, 2019






Outlook

A cooler wedge of high pressure will remain over the area through the end of the weekend before hot temperatures return again early next week. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible early in the week before conditions become cooler and drier by the end of the week.

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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.





WEATHER SPONSOR



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All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month. Those who support Macon Media with at least a dollar a month receive early access to video of some events and meetings before they are made public on the website. Videos and news involving public safety are not subject to early access.


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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

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 90. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the midafternoon, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Light winds out of the northwest. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Light winds out of the north.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the midafternoon, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the north. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the east.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Light winds out of the north.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the midafternoon, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the north. Chance of rain is 20%.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the east.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-50s. Chance of rain is 30%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Mon Sep 16 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Humberto, located a couple of hundred miles east-northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1. Showers and thunderstorms have increased overnight in association with an area of low pressure over the central tropical Atlantic. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form within the next two to three days while the system moves slowly west-northwestward to northwestward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

2. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico are associated with an upper-level low and a weak surface trough. Little, if any, development of this system is expected before it moves inland along the northwestern Gulf coast tonight or Tuesday. Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce heavy rainfall along portions of Texas coast later this week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 4:00am on September 16, 2019


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, September 15, 2019






Outlook

A cooler wedge of high pressure will remain over the area through the end of the weekend before hot temperatures return again early next week. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible early in the week before conditions become cooler and drier by the end of the 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.





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Widespread fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Widespread fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-80s. Light winds out of the northeast.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the northeast.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the north.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the evening.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the east.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Sep 15 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Humberto, located nearly 100 miles north of the northwestern Bahamas.

1. An elongated area of disturbed weather is located over the central tropical Atlantic. This disturbance is currently disorganized and only slow development, if any, is anticipated during the next day or two. Conditions are then forecast to be conducive for gradual development through the middle of the week and a tropical depression could form while the system moves slowly westward or west-northwestward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

2. A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico is associated with an upper-level low and a weak surface trough. Some slight development of this system is possible during the next couple of days while it moves westward over the western Gulf of Mexico. The system is forecast to move inland along the northwestern Gulf coast by late Monday or Tuesday and further development is not expected after that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 2:35am on September 15, 2019


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, September 14, 2019






Outlook

Relief from the heat will arrive over the weekend as an approaching cold front increases shower and thunderstorm chances and cools temperatures through the first half of next week. The weak front will stall out near our area while tropical moisture impacts the Deep South to keep our pattern unsettled through the middle of next week.

Festival Celebrating Mexican Independence Day Celebrated at Gazebo



Friday night, a festival that was described as celebrating Mexican Independence Day took place at the Gazebo in Franklin. There was food, music, dances, and a bouncy house and slide for the children. Pictures and video of the event are on Facebook. [LINK]

A video of one of the more spectacular dances is embedded below.
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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

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low to mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Winds out of the east around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the northeast. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by noon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently upgraded Tropical Storm Humberto, located near the northwestern Bahamas.

1. A fast-moving tropical wave is located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This system is producing limited shower activity, and development, if any, should be slow to occur during the next couple of days while the wave moves quickly westward across the tropical Atlantic. Conditions could be a little more conducive for development in a few days when the wave moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

2. Another tropical wave is located about 600 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Gradual development of this system is possible during the next several days, and a tropical depression could form early next week while it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

3. An area of disturbed weather is located between the two tropical waves mentioned above, about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This disturbance may merge with the tropical wave approaching from the east over the weekend. However, some development of this system is possible through early next week as long as it remains a distinct system. The disturbance is forecast to move slowly westward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

4. A large area of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern Gulf of Mexico is primarily associated with an upper-level low-pressure area. Only slow development of this system is likely during the next couple of days. However, conditions could become more conducive for development early next week as the system moves over the western Gulf of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.




Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 3:50am on September 14, 2019
Edited at 4:25am to add a video that had finished processing.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Letter to the Editor - Kevin Corbin, NC House 120th Representative

September 13, 2019
Letter to the Editor,

The Governor’s veto of the budget was done on Wednesday and frankly I have never experienced more misinformation being spread about a situation. I would like to clarify facts regarding how and why I voted yes on the override of the budget.


First and foremost, we did not take the vote while Democrats were attending a 9/11 service. That was falsely reported by a Raleigh newspaper and picked up by all National Media before it could be corrected. Governor Cooper has since confirmed that he witnessed no NC Legislators at the service in question.
Additionally, reporter and columnist Colin Campbell reported that only one legislator was absent due to attending a service in their district. Reports of legislators being at services commerce the 18th anniversary of September 11 was totally false.


Secondly, the Speaker’s office has published an excellent piece giving the overall facts and dispels all the rumors of things that just didn’t happen. If you are interested in what happened, this will be a nice 10 minute read that will give you all the facts. http://speakermoore.com/facts-true-recap-n-c-house-overrode-budget-veto/


I stand by everything said here. All the post discussion is Monday morning quarterbacking when all info and opinions are in.


Here is my real time reality of how the vote occurred on Wednesday. I walked in to the Chamber at 8:30 a.m. sharp. We had no information that the veto override motion was going to be made. I am Deputy Majority Whip and I would have been one of the first notified. I was not. Remember, we are in real time now. After the opening prayer and pledge Rep. Saine made the motion to override the budget.


The Speaker asked the clerk to “open the vote.” As with all votes we are given 15 seconds to vote yes or no. Simple as that. I voted yes because I know the budget is great for my district. The truth is I had two months to make that decision. I was going to vote yes for the veto override whenever it came up. We did not vote on procedures, did not have time to think about who was on the floor and who was not, did not know Democrats thought there were no votes, we had 15 seconds to vote yes or no. I voted yes as I have planned since the veto came down to us.


I’m not crazy about the controversy or that the Democrats mistakenly thought there were no votes. The Speaker is the only one that can call for the vote. The announcement was made twice the night before that we would have votes. That is in the record and not debatable. The Democrats not being there was because their minority leader told them that there would “no votes.” He based that on a private conversation with the rules chair about whether two bills that were added to the calendar would be held from the 8:30 a.m. voting session so Dems could caucus before. The Rules chair said he agreed and the votes on those two bills would not be held at 8:30 a.m. I suppose he took it that there would be no votes. Again we knew none of this. All we knew was the override was on the floor with motion made.


Finally, we could vote yes or no. A no for me would’ve been a vote against my district, my schools, state employee raises in my district including teachers and law enforcement and State retirees. I voted yes on the budget, not on the procedure. I didn’t have that choice, nor did I know it was coming. I will always vote my district first and party or procedure last.

Kevin Corbin
Deputy Majority Whip


Published at 2:52pm on Friday, September13, 2019

Letters to the Editor may be sent to editor@MaconMedia.com

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, September 13, 2019






Outlook

Relief from the near-record level heat will arrive for the weekend as an approaching cold front increases shower and thunderstorm chances and cools temperatures through the first half of next week. The weak front will stall out near our area while tropical moisture impacts the Deep South to keep our pattern unsettled through the middle of 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

Hazardous weather is not expected today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 1am, then patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the east. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-afternoon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. 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 before 2am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the mid-afternoon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 30%.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Light winds out of the south. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com have been added to this segment below the tropical outlook and will remain as long as they cover this storm)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, centered over the central Bahamas.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

1. A tropical wave located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is currently producing limited and disorganized shower activity. Conditions are expected to become more conducive for development in a couple days, and a tropical depression could form early next week while the system moves westward across the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.

2. Another tropical wave is located a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands. Slow development of this system is possible during the next several days while the it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 3:10am on September 13, 2019