An area of cool high pressure will wedge into the region today and tonight and a cold front is expected to cross the region Monday. More dry high pressure should dominate the local weather pattern on Tuesday and Wednesday while another period of unsettled weather may impact our region later in the week.
Partly sunny with highs near the mid 60s and calm winds early rising to 5 mph from the southeast in the afternoon.
No hazardous weather is expected.
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 high (10.2 out of 12.0) with Juniper, Oak and Maple still being the main producers of pollen. The pollen levels are expected to be medium-high (9.4 out of 12) on Sunday and high (9.9 out of 12) on Monday with level forecast to reach ever higher levels through at least Wednesday.
Patchy fog for a couple hours either side of midnight, otherwise cloudy with lows near the upper 40s and a south wind calming before midnight. 20% chance of precipitation, mostly in the form of drizzle before 3 am.
Cloudy with highs near 70 and calm winds rising to come from the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. 60% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch expected, except higher mounts possible in locations that are hit by thunderstorms.
Cloudy with lows near 50 and winds from the south . 80% chance of rain with rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half an inch expected, except higher mounts possible in locations that are hit by thunderstorms.
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 26TH
Highest Temperature • 85°F at the Coweeta Experimental Lab in 2007
Lowest Temperature • 149°F in Highlands in 1894
Greatest One-Day Precipitation • 3.20 inches in Nantahala iin 1965
Greatest One-Day Snowfall • 7.0 inches in Nantahala in 1971
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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