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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.

83°F

28°C

Humidity 55%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.02 in
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 3 Sep 5:15 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Cherokee NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 85. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers between 3am and 5am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then a chance of showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light east southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 85. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers between 3am and 5am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then a chance of showers between 9am and 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Cherokee NC
 35.47°N 83.33°W (Elev. 2014 ft)
4:43 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
5pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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