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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

81°F

27°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.11 in
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 30 Jul 11:55 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Balsam Mountain NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North northwest wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Balsam Mountain NC
 35.62°N 83.2°W (Elev. 3576 ft)
10:23 am EDT Jul 30, 2015
12pm EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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