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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, May 21, 2020


A large upper low will linger over the Tennessee Valley Region today while generating additional rounds of moderate to heavy rain across the eastern part of our region. The low will finally start to move away tonight. On Friday, one more disturbance will rotate around the departing low and will move across the region. We should see a return to more typical late spring weather over the weekend.



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General Forecast Through Saturday


Areas of fog early. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the 60s to around 70. Winds out of the south around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.


A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.


Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs ranging from the mid-60s to the lower 70s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the 50s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.


Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s. Winds out of the west around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.


A few thunderstorms are possible again today. Any storm that develops will have cloud to ground lightning and heavy downpours, and could have wind gusts that would be capable of knocking down trees weakened by the heavy rain and saturated soil. Some of the thunderstorms will have the potential to be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Much the same is expected on Friday as well.


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Tropical Weather
(The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th)

The National Hurricane Center is not issuing outlooks at this time. Regular outlooks (unless there is activity) is scheduled to begin June 1st.

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Here are some numbers from the CDC, the NCDHHS, and the Johns Hopkins Dashboard. Macon Media prefers the Johns Hopkins Dashboard because the counts include those non-residents that are left out of the CDC and NCDHHS numbers.

The CDC website [LINK] reports 19,700 people in North Carolina are infected, 691 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 20,122 confirmed cases from 277,063 targeted tests, and 554 hospitalized and 702 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 20,262 people infected and 726 deaths (these include non-residents located in NC).

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Published at 6:15am on Thursday, May 21, 2020