On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
Read More...

Hazardous Weather Conditions

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 30.22 in
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 0.50 mi
Last update 1 Sep 5:55 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC

  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Isolated
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog
    then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday
A chance of showers between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC
 35.63°N 83.12°W (Elev. 2808 ft)
5:45 am EDT Sep 1, 2015
6am EDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 7, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database