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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, December 11, 2019






Outlook

Cloudy conditions and occasional rain will persist this morning as a cold frontal zone crosses the region. At higher elevations, the rain will change to a light wintry mix before ending. Dry but cold high pressure will settle in behind the front and persist through Thursday. Another round of brief wintry weather is possible early Friday as a coastal storm brings another round of moisture, but the bulk of this precipitation should fall as a cold rain.

December 2019 County Commissioner Meeting


The county commissioners met late yesterday afternoon and recognized several county employees for their service to Macon County for 10,15, 20, and 25 years of service. Video of that ceremony will be posted sometime Thursday. The regular monthly meeting for December 2019 took place at 6pm. A live version is embedded at the link and a recorded version with more information will be posted on Friday. [LINK]


THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Precipitation is forecast to develop across the area again late Thursday night into Friday. It will be cold enough for some of this precipitation to fall as wintry weather, mainly freezing rain across the foothills, northern Piedmont, and mountains of North Carolina, as well as the high elevations of South Carolina. Light ice accumulations will be possible early Friday before the precipitation transitions to rain.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph.

Friday

Rain or freezing rain likely before 9am, then rain. Highs near 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 2am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the north around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph by midmorning.

Thursday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the east around 6 mph.

Friday

Rain. High near 49. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 2am, then a chance of showers after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of freezing rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the east 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday

Freezing rain likely before 10am, then rain. Highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the north around 6 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph by midmorning.

Thursday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Rain. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

Rain likely before 3am, then showers likely, mainly between 3am and 4am. Cloudy, with lows around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.







Published at 4:25am on December 11, 2019


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Agenda for the December 2019 County Commissioner Meeting

**8:45pm** Here is a video of the meeting that was streamed online on Facebook. A recorded version, along with information from handouts and the presentation, will be posted by Friday.






The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting tonight at 6pm for their regular monthly meeting for December 2019. Below are the public agenda and the agenda packet. Macon Media will be streaming the meeting live on Facebook. [LINK]

PUBLIC AGENDA

MACON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
DECEMBER 10, 2019
AGENDA

1. Call to order and welcome by County Manager Derek Roland

2. Election of Chairman

3. Election of Vice-Chairman

4. Announcements

5. Moment of Silence

6. Pledge of Allegiance

7. Public Hearing(s)

8. Public Comment Period

9. Additions to agenda

10. Adjustments to and approval of the agenda

11. Reports/Presentations

A. Fiscal Year 18-19 Audit Presentation
-Martin Starnes

12. Reports/Presentations

A. Amendment to Contract for Medical Services at the Macon County Detention Center
- Derek Roland, County Manager, Chester Jones, County Attorney

B. Amendment to Memorandum of Transportation Agreement
- Derek Roland, County Manager, Chester Jones, County Attorney

13. New Business

A. Resolution declaring Macon County Jail (current location of Gem and Mineral Society) surplus

property and accompanying lease to the Gem and Mineral Society for the period of January 8, 2020, to January 8, 2021
-Chester Jones, County Attorney

B. Resolution declaring Cowee School Building surplus property and accompanying lease to Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center for the period of January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020
- Chester Jones, County Attorney

C. Request from the VVA Chapter 994 to place and fly POW/MIA flag in unison below the United States flag at Macon County Courthouse
- Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 994 Leadership

D. Consideration of Contract with Mountain Area Transportation Services for the transportation of involuntary commitment patients
- Derek Roland, County Manager, Chester Jones, County Attorney

E. Courthouse Security discussion concerning the construction of a "Sally Port" at Macon County Courthouse for loading and unloading of inmates
- Sheriff Robert Holland

14. Consent Agenda - Attachment
(All items below are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion will be held except on request of a member of the Board of Commissioners)


A. November 12, 2019 Board meeting minutes
B. Budget Amendments #117-122
C. Tax Releases for November in the amount of $608.36
D. Tax Office Monthly Report

15. Appointments

A. Macon County Board of Health (2 seats)

16. Closed session (if necessary)

17. Adjourn/Recess




AGENDA PACKET
(The agenda packet sent to media representatives ahead of the regular December 2019 meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners.)





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Published at 1:40pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, December 10, 2019






Outlook

Mostly cloudy skies will persist today, with periods of rain eventually developing. This will continue until a cold front passes east of the region early Wednesday. Rain is forecast to briefly change to snow before ending across the mountains (mainly to our north) early Wednesday. Dry but cold high pressure will settle in behind the front for mid-week, with another storm system expected to bring precipitation late in the week.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers likely. Areas of fog before noon. Highs near 60. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely. Patchy fog expected overnight. Lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Rain and showers likely. Widespread fog, mainly in the morning. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and rain likely. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30. Light winds out of the north.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 50.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain and showers likely. Widespread fog, mainly before 9am. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and rain likely. Patchy fog overnight. Lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Sunny, with highs near 40.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain between 11pm and 3am, then a chance of freezing rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and rain likely. Areas of fog. Temperature falling from the low-to-mid 50s in the morning to the mid-40s by 5pm. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain before 3am, then rain and snow likely. Patchy fog. Lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing.







Published at 4:05am on December 10, 2019


Monday, December 9, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, December 9, 2019






Outlook

The weather will be unsettled, with occasional rain until a cold front passes east of the region on Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Rain is forecast to briefly change to snow before ending across the mountains early Wednesday. Dry but cold high pressure will settle in behind the front for mid-week, with another storm system expected to bring precipitation late in the week.


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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





WEATHER SPONSOR



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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Occasional drizzle with rain likely before noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Patchy fog through midmorning. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 8pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south around 6 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain. Highs near 60. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain, mainly before 4am. Lows around 35. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Occasional drizzle with rain likely before noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Patchy fog before 1pm, then patchy fog after 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 8 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain. Highs near 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by noon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain, mainly before 4am. Lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the upper 20s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Occasional drizzle with rain likely before noon, then rain likely, mainly between noon and 1pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain. Highs near 55. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain, mainly before 4am. Lows around 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a slight chance of rain through noon. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Occasional drizzle with rain likely before noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the south 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 50. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable by noon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain before 3am, then rain and snow likely. Lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s.







Published at 4:40am on December 9, 2019


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, December 8, 2019






Outlook

Dry high pressure will be in control of the weather for the region through today then unsettled weather returns for the first half of the week. A cold front crosses our region late Tuesday. Rain is likely Tuesday, possibly changing to snow in the North Carolina mountains early Wednesday. Dry and cold high pressure will return behind the front.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.




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https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight


A chance of rain between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of showers between 1am and 3am, then rain likely after 3am. Cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers. Highs near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 11pm. Lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph before noon.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 1am, then showers likely, mainly after 3am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of showers between 1am and 2am, then rain likely after 2am. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers. Highs near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 11pm. Lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 40. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A chance of rain before midnight, then showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before midnight. Lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

A chance of rain between 8pm and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. WInds out of the south 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers likely before 7am, then a chance of rain after 7am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of rain before midnight, then showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday

Showers. Highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers, mainly before 11pm. Lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 80%.







Published at 4:00am on December 8, 2019


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, December 7, 2019






Outlook

Dry high pressure will dominate the local weather pattern this weekend, but an unsettled weather pattern will develop by early Monday as a cold front approaches. Rain is likely Monday and Tuesday, possibly changing to snow in the North Carolina mountains early Wednesday. Dry and cold high pressure will return behind the front.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





WEATHER SPONSOR



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Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with lows around 40. WInds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. WInds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Patchy freezing fog before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday

Showers likely, mainly before 1pm, then a chance of rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 50.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.







Published at 5:10am on December 7, 2019


Friday, December 6, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, December 6, 2019






Outlook

A low-pressure system will move quickly across the region today. Dry high pressure is expected to return for the weekend, but an unsettled weather pattern will develop by early Monday, with rainy conditions expected through Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.




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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the low-to-mid 50s.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast by midmorning.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. WInds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 40s.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of showers after 7pm. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.







Published at 4:15am on December 6, 2019


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, December 5, 2019






Outlook

Winds will diminish today as dry high pressure builds over the region. A low-pressure system will move quickly across the region on Friday before dry high pressure briefly returns for Saturday. An unsettled weather pattern will then set up starting Sunday as moisture gradually returns to the region and then deepens Monday through Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. The cold front should cross the region on Tuesday, with drier and cooler conditions returning by the middle of next week.

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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





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All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.





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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in nthe mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph before noon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-=40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow after 11pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of rain, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph in the morning becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 35.








Published at 4:40am on December 5, 2019


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, December 4, 2019






Outlook

Windy conditions will redevelop today through tonight, especially across the higher mountains. Dry high pressure will persist to our east on Thursday before a low-pressure system arrives from the west with modest moisture on Friday. The low-pressure system will move off to the southeast, with a cold front settling southward across the region by Saturday. Moisture will gradually return from the west during the latter half of the weekend through early next week.



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.





WEATHER SPONSOR



Adams Products, a Division of Oldcastle is underwriting the daily weather briefing & public safety updates for the month.

Open 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, M-F, located at 895 Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin, NC. Visit our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Adams.Oldcastle.Franklin.NC/

All your masonry needs are available. Our phone number is 828.524.8545, the public is welcome, we’ll help you with your next project.



Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. 


A significant two or three day cold snap for the middle of December is currently showing up in the computer models, so if you haven't already arranged for heating fuel or firewood to be delivered before, then, now would be a good time to do it.


**Note** A Tropical Weather Outlook section has been added to the daily weather briefing for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and since those tend to run long when there is activity, that section has been added between the daily forecasts for the four regions of the county and the almanac section so people can get to their daily forecasts with minimal interference.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Thursday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around freezing. WInds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning decreasing to become light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.

Thursday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Calm winds increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph before midnight.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Light winds out of the south.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between noon and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.







Published at 5:10am on December 4, 2019