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Friday, August 16, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, August 16, 2019





Outlook

Drier air across the region will continue to prevent storm development through Friday. Moisture will be increasing by the end of the weekend as a Bermuda high strengthens over the western Atlantic Ocean. A weak area of tropical low pressure and associated moisture may impact the Southeast early next week.

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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

Hazardous weather is not expected 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

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high in the upper 80s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

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

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of rain is 30%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm winds.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of rain is 30%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the northeast.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the north around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the south around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 70s.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of rain is 40%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.


Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of rain is 30%.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Fri Aug 16 2019

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

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





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 4:00am on August 16, 2019


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