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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, January 12, 2020





Outlook

After brief drying today, wet and unsettled weather returns for the first half of the week. Cooler and drier high pressure will spread back over the area for Thursday and Friday, with another wet system arriving next weekend.

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Public Safety Logs

Today [LINK]
Yesterday [LINK] (includes public safety response to storm damage)


Storms Knock Over Trees, Cause Power Outages

A line of storms crossed the county early yesterday evening, knocking over many trees and causing scattered power outages. At the peak, a little over 2,000 of the 25,647 customers served by Duke Energy were without service. As of 4am, 1,902 were still out as Duke Crews made progress to restoring power. No estimated time is available due to the number of outages (currently power is out on 98 locations in the county. 44,698 are without electrical service in 1,196 outage locations in the Carolinas, the vast majority of them being in North Carolina.

Coverage of the public safety response to the storms can be seen on Facebook [LINK] or the Public Safety Log [LINK] published by Macon Media.


OUTAGE UPDATE (4am)

Duke Energy

Macon County 98 active outage locations and 1,902 customers w/o service

Carolinas 1,196 active outage locations and 44,698 customers w/o service

Haywood EMC

Macon County 1 customer w/o service

System-wide 25 customers w/o service, most of them in Haywood County

County Commissioners to Meet Tuesday

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

Hazardous weather is not anticipated today.






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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

Sunny, with temperature starting off in the upper 40s and climbing to the mid-60s in the afternoon. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-40s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

A chance of showers before 8am, then rain likely, mainly after noon. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night

Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then rain between 11am and 4pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting off in the mid-to-upper 40s and climbing to the mid-60s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm by noon.

Tonight

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2am. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 2pm, then showers likely after 2pm. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Lows in he mid-50s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out in the lower 40s and climbing to the mid-to-upper 50s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and noon, then showers likely after noon. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Highs near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with temperature starting out in the low-to-mid 40s and climbing into the upper 50s in the afternoon. Calm winds in the morning increasing and shifting to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Light winds out of the southwest. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs near 60. Winds out the southwest around 5 mph decreasing to become calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


Published at 5:00am on Sunday, January 12, 2020


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