Cold high pressure will dominate the local weather pattern through Saturday. Increased moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will result in increased chances of rain through Tuesday.
HOW TO REPORT AN ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
Call 800.769.3766 or in Spanish 866.4.Apagón (866.427.2466).
If you see a fallen power line or safety hazard, call Duke Energy at 800.Power.On (800.769.3766) or in Spanish 866.4.Apagón (866.427.2466) or contact your local emergency services immediately. Do not touch a power line or anything in contact with it and keep others away until help arrives.
To report or inquire about power outages, call 1-800-951-6088
Carrion Tree Service is underwriting the daily weather briefing and public safety updates for today. they are a fully licensed and insured tree service, specializing
in dangerous tree removal, view clearing, pruning, and crane services with a 24 Hour emergency response.
Their phone number is 371-4718. They are located at 120 Depot Street.
They can handle all your tree removal needs in good or bad weather.
Today's weather coverage is being underwritten by Pennington's Paint & Body, your Franklin area collision repair shop. Stop by for a free repair estimate with 50% off your insurance deductible and a lifetime warranty.
Give them a call at (828) 524-3992 Located at 471 Depot street behind Berry's tire & Amerigas.
THREE DAY OUTLOOK
Friday (Wind Advisory in effect until 6 pm)
Mostly sunny with highs near the upper 30s and wind chills making it feel like it is in the 20s for much of the day. Winds will be out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 35 mph. Wind speeds should peak between 10 am and 1 pm.
Mostly clear with lows near the low to mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest calming before midnight.
Partly sunny with highs near the mid to upper 40s and increasing clouds.
New Year's Eve
Cloudy with lows near the mid 30s. 60% chance of rain/sleet/snow early, then rain after 9 pm. Winds from the southeast early calming before midnight.
New Year's Day
Cloudy with highs near 50 and a 70% chance of rain, mainly before 2 pm.
Cloudy with lows near the mid 40s. 80% chance of rain.
An area of high winds continues to move through our area, with scattered power outages likely.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory that will be in effect for our region until 6 pm this evening. The full text of the Advisory is posted below for your convenience.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
841 PM EST THU DEC 29 2016
...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...
.STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT THROUGH THE DAY ON FRIDAY.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST FRIDAY...
* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA.
* HAZARDS...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS.
* TIMING...THROUGH THE DAYLIGHT HOURS ON FRIDAY.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN LIMBS...TREES...AND POWER LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.
Pollen levels are expected to remain low today and low tomorrow, with ragweed and grasses being the main sources of pollen.
All green for today.
For a display of the most recent air quality conditions, please visit the US EPA's AIRNOW.gov web site.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... PLEASE VISIT THE NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY WEB SITE AT WWW.NCAIR.ORG/AIRAWARE/FORECAST/.
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Published at 5:00 am on Dec 30, 2016
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