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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Weather Briefing for Saturday, September 4, 2021


Here is a truncated weather report for today. 

 OUTLOOK 

 Dry high pressure and below normal temperatures will continue across the region into the weekend. A weak cold front will approach from the northwest late Saturday and cross the region Sunday night into Monday. Another cold front will likely approach the area by the middle of next week.

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National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Monday Night


Franklin area

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Sunday

Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Labor Day

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60.




Highlands Plateau

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 40%.

Labor Day

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Chance of rain is 30%.




Otto area

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through midmorning, then becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Light winds out of the west. Chance of rain is 40%.

Labor Day

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 30%.




Nantahala area

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light and variable winds.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Light and variable winds.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Labor Day

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60.


Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Sat Sep 4 2021

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Larry, located over the central tropical Atlantic about midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles.

1. A surface trough over portions of Central America and the southern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. This system is expected to move northwestward during the next day or so, bringing locally heavy rains to these areas. The disturbance is forecast to emerge over the southwestern or south-central Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, and then move northward or northeastward over the central Gulf of Mexico through the middle of next week. Unfavorable upper-level winds are expected to limit development through Monday, but environmental conditions could become marginally favorable for some gradual development on Tuesday or Wednesday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

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Published at 4:00am on Saturday, September 03, 2021

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