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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.

72°F

22°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.12 in
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 10:15 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Mountain City GA

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm 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: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light north wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.  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 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. 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. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. 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 64. Light north wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Labor Day
A chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Mountain City GA
 34.91°N 83.41°W (Elev. 3051 ft)
8:03 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
11am EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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