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Friday, May 10, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, May 10, 2019






Outlook

A cold front will approach the region from the northwest today and then likely stall over or near the region tonight through Saturday. Rainfall amounts may reach 3 to 4 inches in the county during this timeframe. The boundary will return north as a warm front the latter half of the weekend as a stronger cold front approaches from the west. The cold front will cross the area Sunday night and move off the Atlantic coast on Monday. Dry high pressure will set up over the area through the middle of next week.


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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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

A cold front will approach the area today while the atmosphere becomes moderately unstable during the afternoon. Strong to even severe thunderstorms may develop. Large hail and possibly damaging winds will be the main threats, along with the potential for localized flooding associated with slow-moving storms. An active weekend is on tap for the region with widespread showers and thunderstorms expected. Isolated severe storms are possible, producing damaging wind gusts and locally excessive rainfall.





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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 slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 74. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. High near 73. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. 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. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 73. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 62. Light south southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms after 9am. High near 72. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 64. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 58. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 64. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 3am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. West southwest wind around 6 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 4am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 4am and 5am, then showers likely after 5am. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 67. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 59. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 65. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


Macon Media Almanac for May 10, 2019
1936
Highest Temperature 88°F in Highlands in 1940
Lowest Temperature 29°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1977
Greatest Rainfall 2.34 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1990
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


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 3:55am on May 10, 2019

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