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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, January 11, 2020





Outlook

A low-pressure system to our west will bring rainfall and possibly some thunderstorms to the area through tonight and early Sunday morning. After a brief break on Sunday, unsettled weather is expected to return early next week.

County Commissioners to Meet Tuesday

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be meeting at 6pm Tuesday night in the county courthouse. [LINK]

Public Safety Log

Today's log is available and will be updated as needed. [LINK]  


Yesterday's log is also online. [LINK




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

Rain is expected today, along with periods of heavy rain and high winds. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory that will remain in effect from 7am this morning until am Sunday morning. Details about the rain and the advisory are posted below.

HEAVY RAINS, THUNDERSTORMS. AND MINOR FLOODING

Periods of heavy rain is expected today and a line of heavy rain showers with embedded thunderstorms is expected to cross the area tonight along a cold front. Rainfall could cause minor flooding along larger rivers, streams, and low-lying areas, especially later Saturday into Saturday night. Isolated damaging winds and perhaps a brief tornado will be possible along the cold front.

***Wind Advisory***
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1000 PM EST Fri Jan 10 2020

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Georgia and western North
Carolina. Elevations above 3000 feet are more likely to experience stronger wind gusts.

* WHEN...From 7 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday, with the
strongest gusts expected Saturday afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.




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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

Showers. Highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before midnight, then a chance of rain after 1am. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 15 to 25 mph decreasing and shifting to come out of the west 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph, mainly before midevening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40. Light and variable winds.

Monday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows around 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers. Areas of fog before 1pm. Highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southeast 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers before 1am, then a chance of rain, mainly between 1am and 4am. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog before 8pm. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 20 to 25 mph decreasing and shifting to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Light and variable winds.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers. Widespread dense fog, mainly before 3pm. Highs near 60. Winds out of the south 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers before 1am, then a chance of rain, mainly between 1am and 4am. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 25 to 30 mph decreasing and shifting to come out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Rain likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows around 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers. Highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the south 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before midnight, then a chance of rain after 1am. The rain could be heavy at times. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph before midevening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by midmorning.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south around 6 mph after midnight.

Monday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s.

Monday Night

Rain. Lows around 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


Published at 3:40am on Saturday, January 11, 2020

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