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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, May 15, 2019





Benefit for Gage

Coming up this next weekend May 18th! Gage’s Benefit there will be Pony Rides, Bouncy House, Face Painting/Tattoo. Some of the auction items included Gravel, New Recliners, Gift Baskets, Thirty-One Bags, Televisions, and so much more! We hope to see you there!

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2340688245963311/permalink/2395307623834706/

County Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting for May 2019

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met for their regular monthly meeting last night. The meeting lasted over three hours and recessed to reconvene next Tuesday at 6 pm to continue budget discussions. A partial video is available on the blog. [LINK]

As soon as the handouts and budget message are made available to the news media, Macon Media will add the information to the blog.

Outlook

Dry and relatively cool high pressure will move across the area through today. The high will move off the southeast coast on Thursday while an upper ridge builds across the Deep South late in the week into the weekend. This will lead to warm early summer-like conditions with only a small chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

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.





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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 in the lower 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Light winds out of the west.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 70s.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-60s. Calm winds in the morning then winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 701. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Winds out of the west around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 50s.


Macon Media Almanac for May 15, 2019

Highest Temperature 89°F in Franklin in 1962
Lowest Temperature 28°F in Highlands in 1910
Greatest Rainfall 3.90 inches in Highlands in 2014
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snow 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 2:55am on May 15, 2019

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