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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, October 24, 2019






Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will remain across the area through early Friday morning. Moisture returns on Friday ahead of the next low-pressure system which will keep the region wet through the weekend. Showers are expected to begin the week as another system is expected to approach from the south along a stalled front with yet another frontal system possible heading into the second half of the week.

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THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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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

A frost advisory is in effect until 9 am this morning.


Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1016 PM EDT Wed Oct 23 2019


...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Widespread low temperatures in the mid-30s will result in frost formation.

* WHERE...The mountains and northern foothills of North Carolina, especially in the sheltered valleys.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.



**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

Areas of fog before 10am. Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the north. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high in the mid-60s.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Areas of fog before 10am. Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Calm winds in the morning increasing and shifting to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-40s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the northeast. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 65.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Areas of frost before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southeast around 6 mph.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the northeast 5to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high in the mid-50s.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 11pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 50s. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Light winds out of the southeast.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Light winds out of the southeast. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.





TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK





Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Oct 24 2019

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

1. A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms, mainly over southern Mexico and the Bay of Campeche. Some development of this system is possible during the next couple of days while it moves generally northwestward and then northward over the western Gulf of Mexico. The system is then forecast to merge with a cold front over the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.





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

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 10-05-1954
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands on 10-30-1910
Greatest Rainfall 9.91 inches in Highlands on 10-04-1964
Greatest Snowfall 1.0 inches in Highlands on 10-20-1913

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

Highest Temperature 102°F Albemarle, Stanly County 10-06-1954
Lowest Temperature 8°F Banner Elk, Avery County 10-21-1952
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 14.00 in Aberdeen, Moore County 10-16-1913
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 11.0 inches on Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 10-25-1990

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 66.5°F Hatteras, Dare County
Coldest Weather Station 46.5°F Grandfather Mountain, Avery County
Wettest Weather Station 6.29 in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County
Driest Weather Station 2.15 in Hot Springs, Madison County



Published at 3:21am on October 24, 2019


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