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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, March 23, 2019





Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will move over the region from the Great Lakes today and weakens as it moves over the Atlantic to start next week. Low pressure is forecast to track across our area early in the week then dry high-pressure returns for Wednesday.


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. The wind could be a little gusty at times and there is the slight possibility of scattered power outages. Also, any outdoor fires that are not within well-defined boundaries could spread a little, so be a little extra careful if you plan on burning off debris or brush piles 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

Sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds in the morning rising to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm winds.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows around the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds rising to come out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the south.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds rising to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by midmorning.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Winds out of the south around 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the south rising to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near the mid-50s. Winds out of the north around 6 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Calm winds riding to come out of the southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Highs in the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

Showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%.



Macon County Almanac for March 23, 2019

Highest Temperature 82°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2017
Lowest Temperature 15°F in Highlands in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 4.05 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1955
Greatest Snowfall 0.1 inches in Highlands in 1872


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 3:50am on March 23, 2019

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