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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 02, 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 Areas of low pressure will cross Tennessee and the mountains today bringing widespread showers and some storms. Low pressure will organize over Texas and then move northeast through Friday as its cold front approaches our region from the west. There is the potential for severe weather on Friday ahead of this cold front. As the storm system moves over the Atlantic Friday night, dry high pressure moves in for the weekend and the first part of 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

Widespread rain showers will go on intermittently today and tonight, with the potential for some embedded thunder this afternoon. On Friday, a strong cold front is expected to move quickly across the forecast area, most likely arriving in early- to mid-afternoon. Instability and shear parameters are expected to support scattered strong to severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds and possibly a few tornadoes possible the most likely impacts, though hail will be possible as well. Mid- to late-afternoon looks to be the most likely window for severe threats, but some uncertainty still remains in timing.


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LOCAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Franklin Area

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers after 8pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Windy, with a Winds out of the southeast 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the southwest 15 to 25 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph in the morning increasing and shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers after 8pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Highs near 60. Winds out of the south 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely before 7pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the southwest 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Breezy.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers after 8pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 60s.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers after 8pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the south after midnight. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds out of the south 20 to 30 mph in the morning increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the west 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 30s.


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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, March 02, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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