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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, February 10, 2019






Outlook

Deep Gulf moisture will overspread our region today and tonight, and bring a cool and wet pattern for the first part of the week. Another cold front will cross the area late Tuesday, with yet another front expected to move into the area by the end of the work 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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Weather Hazards

Freezing rain and sleet may be possible in the morning, but due to road surfaces being warm and the period of freezing rain brief, no significant impacts are expected.


NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for western North Carolina.

Light freezing rain or sleet may mix with rain this morning before the precipitation changes over to all rain by afternoon. No accumulations of ice are expected.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A slight chance of sleet before 9am, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain before 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 40s. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. Light winds out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

A chance of rain before 1pm, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm winds in the morning, then rising to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Showers likely before 8pm, then rain, mainly after 8pm. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday

Rain before 8am, then showers, mainly between 8am and 3pm. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of freezing rain and sleet before 9am, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain between 9am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly before 3am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the south around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

A 40 percent chance of rain. Areas of fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday

Rain before 8am, then showers, mainly between 8am and 3pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Highs near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of sleet before 9am, then a slight chance of freezing rain before 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southeast around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain likely. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Areas of fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Rain. Low around 45. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday

Rain before 11am, then showers, mainly between 11am and 4pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 55. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before 9am, then rain likely. Patchy fog after 4pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly before 4am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southwest around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday

A chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 4pm, then a chance of rain after 4pm. Areas of fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of rain before 7pm, then showers and rain expected. Lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday

Rain before 8am, then showers, mainly between 8am and 3pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Highs near 55. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.



Macon County Almanac for February 10, 2019

Highest Temperature 78°F in Highlands in 1932
Lowest Temperature -2°F in Franklin in 1995
Greatest Rainfall 3.26 inches in Franklin in 1946
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1980

Weather Extremes for Macon County for February
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-28-1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 02-13-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-13-1966
Greatest Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on 02-14-1912

Weather Extremes for Macon County for February
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 79°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-28-1996
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on 02-13-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.37 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 02-13-1966
Greatest Snowfall 15.0 inches in Highlands on 02-14-1912





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Published at 1:46 am on February 10, 2019

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