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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, August 1, 2019





Outlook

A persistent trough of low pressure will support showers and thunderstorms over the next several days. Deeper tropical moisture may push into the region heading into this weekend, supporting a more widespread threat for heavy rain.

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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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Weather Hazards

Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for today. Some of these storms could have heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning.


**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

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.


Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. 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 in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 7 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of rain is 50%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light southeast wind. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Aug 1 2019

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

1. An area of disturbed weather stretching across Cuba and the Bahamas is forecast to move northwestward and then northward, producing locally heavy rainfall over portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Florida during the next few days. Conditions could become marginally conducive for development over the weekend while the system turns and accelerates northeastward off the southeastern U.S. coast.


* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

2. A broad low pressure system located about 900 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Gradual development is possible during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph across the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. Conditions are forecast to become more conducive for development over the weekend, and a tropical depression is likely to form by early next week several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.


* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.





Weather Extremes for Macon County for August 1st
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 97°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1999
Lowest Temperature 45°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 2.73 inches in Franklin in 1948
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of August
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F in Franklin on 08-09-1980
Lowest Temperature 40°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 08-29-1968
Greatest Rainfall 9.68 inches in Highlands on 08-13-1940
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

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

Highest Temperature 110°F Fayetteville, Cumberland County 08-21-1983
Lowest Temperature 31°F Banner Elk, Avery County 08-23-1930
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 13.08 in Idlewild, Ashe County 08-14-1930

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 79.7°F Wilmington, New Hanover County
Coldest Weather Station 59.6°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 7.74 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 3.12 in Lexington, Davidson County



Published at 4:45am on August 1, 2019


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