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Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

Fog

58°F

14°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.31 in
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 0.25 mi
Last update 29 Aug 8:35 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC

  • Today

    Today: Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 73 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 3 to 5 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC
 35.63°N 83.12°W (Elev. 2808 ft)
8:03 am EDT Aug 29, 2015
8am EDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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