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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Weather Briefing for Saturday, October 2, 2021


Here is a truncated weather report for today. 

  OUTLOOK

Mild high pressure will move off the Carolina coast through tonight. A cold front will slowly cross our area Sunday night through Tuesday, bringing increasing moisture and good chances for rainfall. The pattern will remain unsettled through most of the week as an upper low forms to our west, maintaining a flow of moisture off the Atlantic Ocean, but bringing near-average temperatures for this time of year.

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National Weather Map for Today



General forecast through Sunday Night


Franklin area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 70s. Light winds out of the south.

> Tonight

> Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

> Sunday

> A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds byu midmorning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

> Sunday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

> Monday

> A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%.

> Monday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 60%.




Highlands Plateau

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds byu midmorning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

> Tonight

> Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Light winds out of the southwest.

> Sunday

> A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph byu midmorning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

> Sunday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

> Monday

> A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

> Monday Night

> Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Lows in the mid-50s. Chance of rain is 80%.




Otto area

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

> Tonight

> Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

> Sunday

> A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

> Sunday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

> Monday

> A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs in the lower 70s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of rain is 80%.

> Monday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Chance of rain is 70%.




Nantahala area

Today

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

> Tonight

> Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Calm winds.

> Sunday

> A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

> Sunday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 60. Light winds out of the south. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

> Monday

> A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Highs neasr 70. Calm winds. Chance of rain is 80%.

> Monday Night

> Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 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 Oct 2 2021

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Sam, located about 200 miles east of Bermuda, and on Tropical Storm Victor, located over the eastern tropical Atlantic.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Published at 5:15am on Saturday, October 02, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins

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