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

80°F

27°C

Humidity 23%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 29.97 in
Dewpoint 40°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 29 Apr 6:10 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Cherokee NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. 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 79. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 73 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Showers likely before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 71.
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Point Forecast:
Cherokee NC
 35.47°N 83.33°W (Elev. 2014 ft)
5:23 pm EDT Apr 29, 2016
6pm EDT Apr 29, 2016-6pm EDT May 6, 2016
 
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