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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, August 18, 2019





Outlook

A weak area of high pressure will remain across the area today. Moisture will increase through the first half of the week, as a Bermuda high strengthens over the western Atlantic Ocean. A cold front approaches from the northwest and stalls over the region late in the week.


DAILY PHOTO



Don't be the inconsiderate person who walks their dog and lets it do its business in other people's yards or in public spaces without picking up the little (or big) packages of doggie doo you little critter leaves behind. This used to be a rare thing to find on the sidewalks, in the grass, and in the public parks in Franklin, but it is becoming common.
This image was taken on August 17, 2019, near the Gazebo at the corner of Main Street and Iotla Street in Franklin, NC.

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.



**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.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]



FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Areas of fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of rain is 40%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Areas of fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then becoming sunny, with a high near 90. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 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 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of rain is 50%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

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

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Light winds out of the north New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sun Aug 18 2019

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

1. A small low-pressure system located along the North Carolina coast near Wilmington is producing a compact area of showers and thunderstorms. Any tropical development today is expected to be limited due to the system's proximity to land. By Sunday night, the low is expected to move northeastward over the warmer Atlantic waters offshore of the Outer Banks, where some further organization could occur before the system encounters cooler waters on Tuesday. The low is forecast to produce heavy rainfall along with a threat of flash flooding in coastal portions of South and North Carolina through this evening. Please see products from your local National Weather Service office or the Weather Prediction Center's Excessive Rainfall Outlook for more information.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.





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 18, 2019


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