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Monday, March 20, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, March 20, 2017


...Moderate to heavy snow possible over the Sierras...

...Heavy rain over parts of Northern California...

A wave of low pressure over the Central Plains will move eastward to the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tuesday. Rain will develop overnight Sunday over parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley/Upper Great Lakes that will move into parts of the Lower Great Lakes by Monday evening and into parts of the Northern Appalachians by Tuesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will develop over parts of the Western Ohio Valley by early Monday morning that will move to parts of the Tennessee Valley and the Central/Southern Appalachians as well as parts of the Southern Mid-Atlantic by Tuesday. Overnight Monday, rain will develop over parts of the Northern Mid-Atlantic into Tuesday.

A lingering front extending from parts of Northern California to the Northern High Plains/Central Rockies will be mainly stationary over the region through Tuesday. In addition, a plume of moisture from the Pacific will move into parts of Northern California that will move into Central California by Tuesday morning. Rain and highest elevation snow will develop from parts of Northern California/Pacific Northwest to the Northern High Plains through Monday morning and into Tuesday. On Monday, rain will expand into parts of Central California and into Southern California by Tuesday. Overnight Monday, snow will develop over the Sierras into Tuesday. Also by Tuesday morning, rain and snow will develop over parts of the Northern/Central Plains. 


Spring officially begins at 6:29 this morning. Meteorological Spring began on March 1st, and the spring that starts today is referred to as Astronomical Spring.


.Dry high pressure will settle over the Southeast states through Monday. A cold front will approach the forecast area Tuesday into Wednesday, increasing chances for rain and thunderstorms. Cooler air will return behind the front to end the work week before another frontal system approaches the areA next weekend.

Weather Almanac for March 20th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 83°F in Franklin in 1968
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Franklin in 1956
Greatest Rainfall 2.61 inches in Highlands in 1901
Greatest Snowfall 8.5 inches in In Franklin in 1876

All the weather records for today in Macon County are at least 52 years old, and a couple of them are over a hundred years old!



Sunny with highs in the lower 60s and winds out of the north west, shifting to coming out of the southwest by mid afternoon.


Increasing clouds, becoming mostly cloudy before midnight. Lows in the upper 40s and winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.


Mostly cloudy with highs near the upper 60s and winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. 40% chance of rain with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon.


Mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s and winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms.


Mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s. 50% chance of rain.


Mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.


Hazardous Weather is not expected today.

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Published at 4:12 am on March 20, 2017

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