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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 19, 2019






Outlook

Seasonal temperatures and humid conditions will persist over the next few days while unsettled weather returns ahead of a front drifting down from the Great Lakes. Drier weather is expected on Friday, but showers and thunderstorms will return over the weekend.



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 anticipated today.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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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 chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms. High near 80. Light winds out of the southwest increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday

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

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 70s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. High near 75. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 19 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.




Macon Media Almanac for June 19, 2019

Highest Temperature 94°F in Highlands in 1933
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1965
Greatest Rainfall 2.08 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1957
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 June
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of June
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 108°F Mount Gilead, Montgomery County 06-18-1944
Lowest Temperature 23°F Jefferson, Ashe County 06-17-1917
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.92 in New Holland, Hyde County 06-30-1949
Warmest Weather Station 77.4°F Goldsboro, Wayne County average
Coldest Weather Station 57.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County average
Wettest Weather Station 7.12 in Highlands, Macon County average
Driest Weather Station 3.02 in Canton, Haywood County monthly average




Published at 2:45am on June 19, 2019


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