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Friday, March 3, 2023

Weather Briefing for Friday, March 03, 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

A Wind Advisory will be in effect for Macon County from 1pm today through 7am Saturday. We may also come under Severe Thunderstorms Wathes or Warnings as a storm system is expected to pass through the county this afternoon. Conditions will be sufficient for development of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms, which will move quickly across the county from west to east. Damaging winds appear to be the primary threat with these thunderstorms, with a secondary threat of tornadoes, which most likely would be short-lived. The severe weather threat will taper off Friday evening.

WIND ADVISORY

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

* WHERE...The mountains of North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 1 PM Friday to 7 AM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.



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LOCAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

Franklin Area

Today

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before noon. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the north 3 to 8 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southeast 15 to 20 mph in the morning increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Windy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 29 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. WInds out of the southwest 15 to 20 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog between 8am and 10am. Highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight



A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the southwest 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the north 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 30s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 40.


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Published at 5:00am on Friday, March 03, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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