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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, May 9, 2019





Missing Mifi


The Macon Media Mifi went missing last night. [LINK]
As a result, Macon Media will only be able to post information about accidents, severe weather, power outages, etc only when Bobby is at locations with public Wifi access. The daily weather briefings will be posted between 6am and 8am until it is either returned or another can be purchased. 

I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and will get a replacement as soon as I am able.

--Bobby







Outlook

Southerly surface flow will maintain high moisture levels through tomorrow. A cold front approaches from the west Friday and will linger over the area into Sunday. The front will move offshore by Monday, with drier and cooler air filtering in during the early part of 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

Isolated thunderstorms will develop across the region this afternoon. Cloud to ground lightning will be the main threat with a few storms capable of producing heavy downpours and gusty winds.

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE TOMORROW

HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS

A cold front will approach the area on Friday while the atmosphere becomes moderately unstable during the afternoon. Strong to even severe level thunderstorms may develop especially across the North Carolina mountains. Large hail and possibly damaging winds will be the main threats, along with the potential for localized flooding associated with slow-moving storms.


Over the next several days, it is likely that Macon County will receive between two and four inches of rain with some locations potentially seeing up to 6 inches where multiple rainstorms and thunderstorms occur. Low-lying areas and locations with poor drainage may see some flash flooding and roadways with the same problems will become dangerous as conditions will be ripe for hydroplaning when motorists cross these areas. Please be careful and slow down during these times and then on your headlights so other motorists can see you.






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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]






FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Light south southeast wind.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 3am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Saturday


Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely before 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1am and 5am, then showers likely after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 10pm and 3am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 9am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. South southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9pm and 4am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9pm and 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then showers likely between 7am and 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%.






Macon Media Almanac for May 09, 2019

Highest Temperature 89°F in Franklin in 1962
Lowest Temperature 28°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station s in 1947
Greatest Rainfall 1.46 inches in Highlands in 1969
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands in 1992


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 6:05am on May 09, 2019

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