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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 2, 2017

Due to time constraints, today's weather briefing is truncated. The climate and astronomy section will be added later in the day. Macon Media apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.




NATIONAL OVERVIEW

...Heavy snow possible over the Northern Cascades...

...Heavy rain possible over the Pacific Northwest Coast...

A strong front moving eastward over the Southeast will move off the southeast coast of Florida by Thursday evening. Rain will develop a long the boundary over parts of the Southern Mid-Atlantic Coast to parts of the Eastern Gulf Coast that will move off the most of the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast Coast by Thursday evening. Rain will linger over the southeastern portion of Florida through Friday evening. In addition, a deep low pressure center over Northern Maine will move northeastward into Southeastern Canada overnight Thursday. Rain over Maine will change over to snow by Thursday afternoon with the snow ending by Friday morning. In the wake of the low, light snow over the Lower Great Lakes/Central Appalachians and interior Northeast will tapper off by Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, a fast moving clipper system over the Northern Plains/Middle Mississippi Valley will move in an easterly direction off the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Friday afternoon. The storm will produce light snow over parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes that will expand over the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley by Thursday evening and into parts of the Lower Great Lakes/Central Appalachians by Friday morning. The snow will move into parts of the Northern Mid-Atlantic by Friday evening. Additionally, lake effect snow will develop over parts of the Upper Great Lakes Friday morning into Friday evening.

Furthermore, a plume of moisture will move into the Pacific Northwest that will slowly move southward into parts of Northern California by Friday evening. The associated onshore flow will aid in producing rain a long the coast and snow over the higher elevations over the Northwest with snow moving into parts of the Northern Rockies through Friday evening. On Friday, rain will move into parts of the Northern California Coast.

LOCAL NEWS

A couple of rounds of severe thunderstorms passed through Macon County late yesterday afternoon, leaving numerous trees and power lines down. As of 3:20 am, 784 Duke Energy customers were without service in 32 outage locations. Duke expects electricity to be restored to all their customers in Macon County by 9:00 pm tonight.

Hay EMC reports no outages to their customers in Macon County.


LOCAL OUTLOOK

Cool high pressure will build into the area through the end of the work week, briefly bringing temperatures near to below normal. Gradual warming will occur early next week before another cold front increases rain chance around the middle of next week.

DAY SPONSOR

Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.

Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.

They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.

THREE DAY OUTLOOK





TODAY

Mostly sunny with temperatures starting out near the mid 30s and reaching the low 50 in the afternoon and dipping to the upper 40s by 6 pm. Winds will be out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts in the 20 to 25 mph. Winds will be higher on the ridges.


TONIGHT

Mostly clear with temperatures in the upper 40s at 6 pm and sliding down to around 30 by 6 am. Areas of frost are expected. Winds will calm after sunset from around 5 to 7 mph out of the northwest to 3 to 5 mph by 6 am.



FRIDAY

Areas of frost will develop before 7 am. Mostly sunny skies with temperatures starting out near 30 and rising to the upper 40s to lower 50s by mid afternoon, the temperatures will drop to the upper 30s by 6 pm. The day will start off with light winds out of the northwest increasing to 10 to 15 mph by 10 am and gusts will be between 20 and 25 mph. Wind chills will be in the lower 40s down to the upper 30s. Humidity levels will drop below 30% around 10 am wind remain there through the day. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Clear skies with temperatures dropping from the upper 30s at sunset to the mid 20s by 6 am. Winds out of the northwest will gradually calm overnight dropping from 10 mph down to almost calm by sunrise.



SATURDAY

Areas of frost in the morning. Sunny with highs near the mid 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Partly cloudy with lows near 30.


HAZARDS


No hazardous weather is expected today.


As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN


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Published at 4:43 am on March 02, 2017

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