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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, March 28, 2017


...Active weather pattern across the southern tier states with severe weather and heavy rainfall possible...

A stormy weather pattern is expected across much of the central and southern Plains going into the middle of the work week. With a closed upper level low tracking eastward from the southern Rockies to the central Plains, along with an occluded surface low, expect shower and thunderstorm coverage to significantly increase across Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas by late Tuesday and especially into early Wednesday. Severe weather and heavy rainfall are likely with some of the thunderstorms that develop, and flash flooding will be possible where storms repeatedly form over the same areas.

Temperatures are expected to be above seasonal averages across much of the central and eastern U.S. ahead of the low pressure system over the Plains. It will also be rather humid for this time of the year from Texas to the Deep South, and some overnight lows near the Gulf Coast may remain at or above 70 degrees. Cooler than average temperatures are expected near the upper low across the Four-Corners region, with significant snowfall likely for the higher elevations of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. It will also remain colder than normal for much of New England, which should remain north of the frontal boundary.

Elsewhere across the continental U.S., expect additional rain and mountain snow to return to the Pacific Northwest as a Pacific front makes its way inland. Warm and dry conditions are expected to continue for the Florida peninsula through mid-week.


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A cold front will approach from the northwest today and settle southeast of the area tonight into Wednesday. Drier weather will develop as high pressure builds southward from eastern Canada along the east coast. Moisture will gradually return on Thursday, with abundant moisture setting up by Friday as a strong low pressure system moves east from the Mississippi River Valley. Drier weather will return for the weekend.

Weather Almanac for March 28th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2007
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Franklin in 1982
Great Rainfall 2.64 inches in Highlands in 1898
Greatest Snowfall 2.3 inches in Highlands in 1893



Patchy fog early. Mostly cloudy skies with highs near the low to mid 70s and winds out of the northwest. Rain should be mostly over by 8 am and isolated lingering showers gone by noon. Skies will become partly cloudy by the end of the day.


Partly cloudy with patchy fog expected to develop after 3 am. Lows in the mid to upper 40s and winds out of the northwest calming before midnight.


Patchy dense fog in the morning. Sunny with highs near the mid to upper 70s and variable light winds.


Partly cloudy with lows near 50 and calm winds.


Mostly cloud with highs near the mid 60s. Rain chances will be increased, mainly after noon.


Cloudy with lows near the lower 50s and rain likely, with the greatest chance after 9 pm.


No hazardous weather expected today.

As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting


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John and Cathy Sill will lead a bird walk on the Greenway. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 9:00 am.


APRIL 6th at 6 pm in the Drake Education Center at 210 Phillips Street

Donald McDonald will be the main speaker.
For more information, contact Kay 706-970-9987 or Perry 828-200-3000


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Published at 4:16 am on March 28, 2017

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