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Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

66°F

19°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.11 in
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 28 Jul 1:35 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Big Laurel NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm.  Patchy fog between 11pm and 3am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light southeast wind.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 65 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5am, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northeast  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light southeast wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Big Laurel NC
 35.36°N 83.39°W (Elev. 3182 ft)
1:23 am EDT Jul 28, 2015
1am EDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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