Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in portions of lower-mid Mississippi River Valley and Gulf Coast region on Saturday. Very large hail, locally damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding are possible in this area. Some of the flooding could be significant in portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and southeast Arkansas.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

Partly Cloudy

66°F

19°C

Humidity 92%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.01 in
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 30 Apr 7:10 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Big Laurel NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Patchy fog after 2am. Low around 59. South wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers then
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 59 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South 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 and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 52 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 69 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 48 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

    Chance Rain

    High: 66 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Chance Rain
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 48 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 2am. Low around 59. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South 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, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Big Laurel NC
 35.36°N 83.39°W (Elev. 3182 ft)
5:03 pm EDT Apr 30, 2016
7pm EDT Apr 30, 2016-6pm EDT May 7, 2016
 
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