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Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.22°NLon: 83.42°WElev: 2021ft.

87°F

31°C

Humidity 48%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 30.05 in
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 29 Jul 3:55 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light north wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Light north northeast wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 79. Light north northeast wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC
 35.63°N 83.12°W (Elev. 2808 ft)
3:42 pm EDT Jul 29, 2015
4pm EDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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