Tropical Depression Forecast to Impact the Southeast U.S. this Weekend; May Strengthen into a Tropical Storm

Tropical Depression Two is forecast to strengthen into a Tropical Storm on Saturday. This system will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to portions of the southeastern United States. Life-threatening surf and rip currents will bring danger to coastal waters this holiday weekend. Isolated flash flooding will be possible in portions of the Carolinas and Virginia on Saturday and Sunday.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 38%
Wind Speed SW 7 mph
Barometer 30.14 in
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 28 May 5:50 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Big Butt NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Memorial Day
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Big Butt NC
 35°N 83.46°W (Elev. 2871 ft)
3:05 pm EDT May 28, 2016
6pm EDT May 28, 2016-6pm EDT Jun 4, 2016
 
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