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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, August 28, 2019






Outlook

A weak cold front will cross our region from the northwest today. Dry high pressure is expected to dominate the local weather pattern until the weekend. Another weak cold front will drift down from the north this weekend and become stationary from west to east across our area. Dorian is expected to reach Florida this weekend as well and could enhance our rain chances into next week.

Call for Crafters and Vendors for Fall Arts and Craft Market

Friends of the Greenway (FRoG) is looking for Arts and Crafts vendors for out Fall Arts and Crafts Market to be held on Saturday, October 5th at FROG Quarters, 573 East Main St, Franklin, NC. Interested crafters please contact FROG28734@gmail.com, or stop by FROG Quarters for a vendor application.


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

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 85. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

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

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-to-upper 50s. Light and variable winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 70. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

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

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 70. WInds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph shifting to come out of the northeast after midnight.

Friday

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

Friday Night

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



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then a slight chance of showers between 9am and 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. 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 a low in the mid-50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 80. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-50s. Calm winds.

Friday

Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK Things are starting to heat up




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Aug 28 2019

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, located over the far eastern Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently upgraded Tropical Storm Erin, located about 300 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 3:30am on August 28, 2019


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