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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.

74°F

23°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.12 in
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 10:55 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Almond NC

  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light north northeast wind.  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: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °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 and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light north northeast wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
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 and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Almond NC
 35.39°N 83.58°W (Elev. 2073 ft)
8:03 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
11am EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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