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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, April 11, 2019





County Commissioners Hold April Meeting

Video and supporting documents from the April 2019 meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners is online. [LINK]

Outlook

High pressure will remain across the region today. A cold front bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region will approach from the west on Friday and stall across the area on Saturday. A second stronger cold front bringing more showers and thunderstorms will move through the area on Sunday and Sunday night.



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.

Additional rounds of thunderstorms are expected Friday through Sunday. Some thunderstorms may be strong to possibly severe. Heavy rain may lead to isolated flash flooding, especially on Sunday.





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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

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. High near 69. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 57. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 69. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 1am, then showers likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 57. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 69. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 1am, then showers likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 70%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southeast wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. High near 63. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 70%.



Macon County Almanac for April 11, 2019

Highest Temperature 88°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2001
Lowest Temperature 18°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1960
Greatest Rainfall 3.85 inches in Highlands in 1913



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 3:35am on April 11, 2019

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