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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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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 30.20 in
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 0.25 mi
Last update 5 Sep 5:55 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC

  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 10am.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog
    then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Patchy fog after 10pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.  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 and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light east southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Labor Day
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC
 35.63°N 83.12°W (Elev. 2808 ft)
5:25 am EDT Sep 5, 2015
6am EDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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