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Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

61°F

16°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.22 in
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 30 Aug 5:55 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WNW Smokemont NC

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am.  Patchy fog between 10pm and 3am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 3 to 6 mph.  New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 56 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm 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

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers between 10am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Patchy fog between 10pm and 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 3 to 6 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers between 10am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WNW Smokemont NC
 35.56°N 83.35°W (Elev. 2949 ft)
5:45 am EDT Aug 30, 2015
6am EDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 5, 2015
 
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