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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, September 25, 2019






Outlook

Unseasonably warm high pressure will continue to dominate our weather today. Another weak, and relatively dry, cold front will push into the area on Thursday. Warm and dry high pressure will build back in behind the front Friday and through the weekend.

State Legislative Calendar

The state legislature is not meeting today, nor are there any committee meetings scheduled



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.


**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.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 60s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through the midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high in the mid-80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-60s.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph after midnight.

Thursday

A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-70s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm winds.

Thursday

A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable winds.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the low-to-mid 80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the lower 60s.




TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
(video from Levi Cowan of Tropical Tidbits and Mark Sudduth of HurricaneTrack.com will be added to this segment below the tropical outlook if tropical activity threatens the Florida or Gulf coast or could potentially impact us in the mountains)



Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Sep 25 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Jerry, located a few hundred miles west-southwest of Bermuda, on Tropical Storm Karen, located about 100 miles north-northeast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and on Tropical Storm Lorenzo, located over the eastern tropical Atlantic.

1. A low-pressure system located just offshore of the northwestern coast of the Yucatan peninsula is producing limited shower activity. Little or no development is expected through Thursday while the system moves westward at 5 to 10 mph across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. By Friday, however, some development of the disturbance is possible before it moves inland over northeastern Mexico on Saturday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.



Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of September
Data available from 1872 to 2018

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September
Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 109°F Weldon, Halifax County 09-07-1954
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 19.30 in Southport, Brunswick County 09-16-1999

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County



Published at 4:50am on September 25, 2019


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