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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, August 27, 2019





Local News Brief

The NCDOT opened the road through the Nantahala Gorge last night, a day earlier than anticipated.


Outlook

A cool wedge of high pressure will linger across the region today, but will break down ahead of an approaching cold front that will cross the area Wednesday. Drier weather is forecast behind the front until late in 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

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms today will pose a threat of cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall.



**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 likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of rain is 70%. 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 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly 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.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly 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.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog before 3pm, then patchy fog after 4pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. WInds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm into the afternoon hours. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. 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 after 5am. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Winds out of the north 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Tue Aug 27 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, located just west of Barbados and heading toward the Windward Islands.

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Six, located a few hundred miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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 7:05am on August 27, 2019


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