A cold front will approach the county from the west today and cross the region tonight. Dry high pressure is then expected to build into the region on Friday and Saturday, then be pushed out by moisture ahead of a low pressure system that should bring rain on Sunday and early Monday. Drier conditions are then expected to last into the middle of the week.
The legislative calendar for today is posted online at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/nc-general-assembly-legislative_24.html The website has been optimized for those using mobile devices. Let me know if it is easier to read.
Partly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and winds out of the south southeast 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph. Winds are expected to peak between 2 pm and 5 pm. 30% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible. The greatest chances of rain will be between 2 pm today and 6 am Friday.
There are currently no hazardous conditions being forecast for the county. Please use extreme caution if you do burn before the rain arrives, as wind gusts are expected to peak this afternoon. Please consider putting off any burning until another time.
Current Advisories, Watches and Warnings issued by the National Weather Service for Macon County can be viewed at any time at http://is.gd/MACONWARN
The pollen level today will be medium-high (8.9 out of 12.0) with Maple, Juniper and Oak still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to be medium (6.8 out of 12) on Friday. Pollen levels are expected to rise again after the rain passes through and return to medium -high levels for the weekend.
Cloudy with lows near the low to mid 40s and winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. 80% chance of rain, mainly before 6 am, with rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch expected. Patchy fog is possible between 9 pm and 3 am.
Mostly cloudy, becoming sunny by the afternoon. Highs near the mid 60s and winds out of the north northwest.
Mostly clear with lows near the mid to upper 30s and winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph calming before midnight.
WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS
• None are in effect for Macon County as of 4 am.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND
8am to 1 pm
A Benefit Car Show for Operation Christmas Child, Western North Carolina, will be held Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 3 pm at Franklin High School parking lot, by football field. Registration Fee: $15 to enter a car. If you are interested in showing or participating please contact: Shelly Pilkerton at 828-371-7503 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the event, see http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/benefit-car-show-for-operation.html
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH
Weekly Greenway Birdwalks begin. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking lot.
MACON COUNTY WEATHER EXTREME ALMANAC FOR MARCH 24TH
Highest Temperature • 84°F in Highlands iin 1929
Lowest Temperature • 12°F in Highlands in 1915
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 4.35 inches in Highlands iin 1917
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 5.0 inches in Highlands in 1983
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MARCH IN MACON COUNTY
Highest Temperature -- 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab on March 15, 1967
Lowest Temperature -- -7°F in Highlands on March 7, 1899
Greatest One-Day Precipitation – 6.43 inches in Highlands on March 29, 1898
Greatest One-Day Snowfall – 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Lab on March 13, 1993
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