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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, January 14, 2020





Outlook

A wet and unsettled weather pattern continues into the middle of the week. Cooler and drier high pressure will spread back over the area for Thursday and Friday, with another wet system arriving on Saturday.

County Commissioners to Meet Tonight

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 will continue over the area through the middle of the week with an additional 1 to 3 inches of precipitation expected on today and Wednesday. With soils already wet and water levels on rivers and streams elevated, additional flooding will be possible.




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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 and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers likely between 2pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between noon and 1pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds increasing to come ou of the southwest around 5 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Rain and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 60.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers likely between 2pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows around 55. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Rain and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 60.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers likely between 2pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between 8am and 1pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Rain and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Breezy, with a winds ut of the southwest 15 to 20 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Windy.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 1pm. Highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight then showers likely between midnight and 5am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Rain and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest around 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.


Published at 4:30am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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