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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, January 10, 2019






Cold for a Cause Final Year Starts Tomorrow



10th and FINAL year for Cold For A Cause coming up this weekend (January 11th - 13th)! Come support your community. You may drop off donations (canned goods, clothing, blankets, etc) to Macon County Farm Bureau, located at 1866 Highlands Rd in Franklin NC. [LINK]


Outlook

A cold dome of high pressure will build into the region Thursday, setting the stage for the potential for wintry weather across portions of the forecast area this weekend.


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

Winds will taper off todayThe high winds that we have been experiencing in Macon County will taper off today. The Wind Advisory will expire at 7 am.

A low-pressure system will bring precipitation to the area late Friday night through Sunday. Temperatures may be cold enough for the precipitation to fall as snow or a wintry mix. However, there is quite a bit of uncertainty with this system regarding timing, location of wintry precipitation, and precipitation amounts. Right now, it looks like the bulk of the storm may pass to our north. Elevations above 3000 feet will likely see 4 inches or more of snow this weekend. It is still up in the air how much the rest of us will receive due to uncertainties in the temperatures.


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 40. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday

Sunny, with highs near the upper 40s. Light and variable winds.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind.

Saturday

Snow and sleet likely before 4pm, then rain and sleet likely between 4pm and 5pm, then snow and sleet likely after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Snow and sleet likely before 8pm, then sleet likely between 8pm and 9pm, then rain after 9pm. Low around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 20s. Winds out of the north around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds rising to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind.

Saturday

A chance of snow before 3pm, then rain and snow likely between 3pm and 4pm, then rain and sleet likely after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Rain, snow, and sleet likely before 8pm, then sleet likely between 8pm and 9pm, then rain after 9pm. Low around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 40. Calm winds early rising to come out of the southwest around 6 mph by midmorning.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday

Snow likely before 4pm, then snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Snow and sleet likely before 8pm, then sleet likely between 8pm and 9pm, then rain after 9pm. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 35. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm winds rising to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A slight chance of sleet between midnight and 1am, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Snow likely before 4pm, then snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a high near the mid-to-upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Rain likely before 7pm, then sleet likely between 7pm and 9pm, then rain after 9pm. Low around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


Macon County Almanac for January 10, 2019

Highest Temperature 75°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1949
Lowest Temperature -10°F in Franklin in 1970
Greatest Rainfall 2.77 inches in Nantahala in 1952
Greatest Snowfall 7.5 inches in Franklin in 2011


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Published at 4:04 am on January 10, 2019



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