Tropical Depression Forecast to Impact the Southeast U.S. This Weekend; May Strengthen into a Tropical Storm

Tropical Depression Two is forecast to strengthen into a Tropical Storm on Saturday. This system will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to portions of the southeastern United States. Life-threatening surf and rip currents will threaten the coastal waters this holiday weekend. Isolated flash flooding will be possible in portions of the Carolinas and Virginia Saturday.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

55°F

13°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.18 in
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 28 May 6:10 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Big Laurel NC

  • Today

    Today: Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight.  Patchy fog after 5am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 59 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Memorial Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Big Laurel NC
 35.36°N 83.39°W (Elev. 3182 ft)
4:58 am EDT May 28, 2016
6am EDT May 28, 2016-6pm EDT Jun 3, 2016
 
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