Appalachian Trail Weather Forecast: Franklin, NC

Published Apr 3, 2014

Happy Thru-Hiker at Franklin, North Carolina's 2014 April Fools Trail Days Celebration ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Happy Thru-Hiker Will "Speedy G" Vonk from St Marys, Georgia at Franklin, North Carolina's 2014 April Fools Trail Days Celebration ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Folks seeking to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail -- more than 800 so far -- are on the Trail heading north to Mount Katahdin.

The weather hasn't made it a very easy hike. Snow, lots of rain and few nice days can discourage and slow down even the most well prepared adventurer.

As hikers near Franklin, North Carolina -- site of the 2014 April Fools Trail Days Celebration that was largely rained out -- is shifting the weekly weather forecast northward with them.

No matter when you click on the link below, you will get the latest forecast for the Franklin, NC, vicinity.

As of Tuesday evening, April 1st, the 7-day forecast looks pretty good. (Honest.) The temperature is a balmy 64 degrees with clear skies, 37% relative humidity and calm winds. A perfect night for camping.


Wednesday, Suzannah's birthday, will be sunny and hot (78 degrees) compared to March, at least. There are currently no weather warnings but that could change, of course. Friday's chance of thunderstorms might cause a warning or two, for example.

Keep your eyes on the skies and your feet on the ground as you attempt what millions of others hope you will accomplish: hiking the Appalachian Trail.

We're with you!

Click Here for the Weather Forecast for Franklin, North Carolina

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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