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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

79°F

26°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.18 in
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 28 Aug 5:55 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Smokemont NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers before 7pm.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light south southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Isolated showers before 7pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light south southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind.
Monday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Smokemont NC
 35.53°N 83.29°W (Elev. 2566 ft)
4:23 pm EDT Aug 28, 2015
6pm EDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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