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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Weather Briefing for Wednesday, March 01, 2023



Due to an extended illness, Macon Media will be on light duty and will not be aggregating news links for a little bit. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. --Bobby 

 Springlike temperatures will continue today and through the rest of the week. A nearly stationary front will linger across the region today, ahead of a strengthening low pressure system arriving Friday and bringing the potential for severe weather. A cold front crosses the area Friday night, ushering in dry high pressure for the weekend and the first part of next week. A return to more seassonal late winter temperatures is expected late next week.

Saturday March 4th

Chili Cook Off at the community building 2 to 4pm

$5 entry fee to come in and taste chili and vote for your favorite. All proceeds go to helping a child go to gymnastics camp this summer with her team mates. Contact sgors.sg@gmail.com for more information.



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

A low pressure system expected to move by to our northwest on Friday should push a strong cold front across our region, most likely in the afternoon. In advance of the front, heavy rain showers may start to build over or near the region as early as Wednesday night and then continue at times through Friday. Current expectations are that enough instability and wind shear will be available by Friday to raise the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms, with all forms of severe weather possible. However, details remain uncertain regarding the timing and location of the more significant threats.


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LOCAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Franklin Area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 1am. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 3 to 6 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then rain, mainly after 4pm. Highs near 70. Windy. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Windy.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the low-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday

Showers before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. Highs in the low-to-upper 60s. Windy. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s. Very windy.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Calm winds in the morning shifting to come out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 1am. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then rain, mainly after 4pm. Highs in the upper 60s. Windy. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Windy.


Nantahala Area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs near 70. Light winds out of the south early in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 1am. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Thursday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. Windy. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Windy.


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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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