Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain stretching from the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast and lower Miss. Valley on Friday. Large hail, locally damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. This activity will continue into Saturday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

Fair

83°F

28°C

Humidity 20%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 29.98 in
Dewpoint 38°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 29 Apr 3:50 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Big Butt NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 58. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 71 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 71 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between noon and 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 67 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm wind.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 58. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between noon and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 65.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Big Butt NC
 35°N 83.46°W (Elev. 2871 ft)
3:05 pm EDT Apr 29, 2016
3pm EDT Apr 29, 2016-6pm EDT May 6, 2016
 
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