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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, March 12, 2019






Outlook

Dry high pressure will build over the region from the northwest today. The center of the high pressure will settle along the eastern seaboard through Wednesday. A deep low-pressure system will move east over the plains on Thursday, pushing a cold front and associated moisture toward the southern Appalachians. The front will cross the forecast area on Friday, with dry high pressure returning for the weekend.


County Commissioners March 2019 Meeting Information

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular monthly meeting for March on Tuesday Night at 6pm in the Commissioner's Boardroom on the third floor of the county courthouse. Building access will be through the rear parking lot entrance. Information about the meeting has been posted online. [LINK



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.






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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

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds early, then rising to come out of the southeast 5 to 7 mph by midmorning.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11pm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast around 8 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near the mid-60s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7pm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the south.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the north.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10mph.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 40s. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7pm. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.



Macon County Almanac for March 12, 2019

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1955
Lowest Temperature 5°F in Highlands in 1998
Greatest Rainfall 4.40 inches in Highlands in 1968
Greatest Snowfall 4.5 inches in Highlands in 2017


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of March
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:55 am on March 12, 2019

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