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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, April 13, 2019





Agenda for Town Budget Work Session Released

The agenda and agenda packet for the budget work session scheduled for next Monday at 5:30pm has been released and is posted online. [LINK]


Outlook

A weak cold front will stall across the region today maintaining a chance of showers and storms. A stronger system will bring more widespread storms to the area on Sunday and Sunday night, with severe weather possible. The weather will improve significantly through mid-week next week, with the next system expected Thursday through Friday.



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 possible today. The main threat is from isolated thunderstorms.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected this weekend with an isolated severe thunderstorm possible today, and more widespread severe weather possible Sunday. Heavy rain may eventually lead to isolated flash flooding, especially in areas hit by multiple rounds of thunderstorms over the next few days.





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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 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between noon and 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 70. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind around 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 38.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 69. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 10pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. High near 64. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South southwest wind 13 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 66. South wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South southwest wind 11 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 39.


Macon County Almanac for April 13, 2019

Highest Temperature 85°F in Franklin in 1981
Lowest Temperature 16°F in Highlands in 1940
Greatest Rainfall 2.84 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1994



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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987






Published at 12:15am on April 12, 2019

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