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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

56°F

13°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.09 in
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 4 Aug 3:15 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Highlands NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm.  Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Sunny then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Calm wind.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Highlands NC
 35.07°N 83.18°W (Elev. 3829 ft)
2:03 am EDT Aug 4, 2015
3am EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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