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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 14, 2019





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Outlook

High pressure will move off the east coast tonight. A cold front approaching from the west on Thursday should reach the mountains Thursday night and cross the region on Friday. Dry high pressure will then follow for the weekend. A weak cold front will arrive from the northwest early next week.



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.

A moist cold front will cross the region Thursday into Friday. This front will bring a good amount of rainfall and localized flooding of streams due to runoff associated with rather high levels of soil moisture will be possible.






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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

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog after 9pm. Lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 65. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog between 9am and 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast around 7 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Low around 55. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. Highs near 65. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest around 9 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of rain before 5pm, then showers likely after 5pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Lows near the mid-50s. Winds out of the south around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.


Macon County Almanac for March 14, 2019

Highest Temperature 85°F in Franklin in 1967
Lowest Temperature 4°F in Highlands in 1926
Greatest Rainfall 5.38 inches in Highlands in 1913
Greatest Snowfall 6.5 inches in Highlands in 1993


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 4:15 am on March 14, 2019

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