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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

82°F

28°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed SE 3 mph
Barometer 30.08 in
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 3 Sep 12:55 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Big Butt NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light northwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 82 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light north northeast wind.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 76 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light north northeast wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Labor Day
A chance of showers between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Big Butt NC
 35°N 83.46°W (Elev. 2871 ft)
11:43 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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