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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Preliminary Local Election Results





Outlook

A cold front will push through the area early today, then stall out near the Gulf coast by the end of the day. Low pressure will move along the front from Texas, reaching the South Carolina coast by Thursday evening, so we can expect another round of rain across the region on Thursday. Cool and dry high pressure builds in Friday and dominates our weather over the weekend.

Franklin Town Council March 2020 Meeting

The Franklin Town Council met Monday night. Video was streamed live on Macon Media. [LINK]




Local Super Tuesday Winners

9,583 Maconians (37.29% of the 25,702 registered voters) turned out to participate in selecting who would represent their party in the November 2020 election in various federal, state offices and one local office.

Democrat Moe Davis will face the winner of the May 12th runoff between Lynda Bennett and Cawthorn Madison, neither of whom received more than 30% in the field of 12 candidates running to replace Mark Meadows in the US House. Jim Davis, of Macon County, finished third, behind Madison Cawthorn.

Kevin Corbin won his primary for the NC Senate 50th District.

Betty Cloer Wallace and Josh Young won their primaries and will face each other in November to replace Karl Gillespie on the Macon County Board of Commissioners in District II.

Numbers are available at [LINK] and a full rundown of the races will be published in the coming days.

Recent Meeting Videos Delayed

The video editing computer is down again, so videos of past meetings will take longer to process. I apologize for the delay.


Public Safety Log
(this section is temporarily deprecated until I get caught up with videos from past meetings.



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.



The next one shows the forecast for rain in 24hour totals over the next few days.



And this one shows the forecast for 24-hour snowfall totals over the same time period.






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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. Minor flooding could develop over the next few days as repeated rain showers are expected to develop.


NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Thursday.

Rain returns to the area on Thursday, with periods of heavy rainfall and isolated flooding possible, especially in flood-prone areas. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be possible along and south of the I-85 corridor, with up to an inch of rainfall elsewhere. Locally higher amounts could not be entirely ruled out across the southern mountains as well.






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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

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with highs near 50. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph by noon. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.






OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northeast in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the northwest increasing to 5 to 10 mph by the middle of the evening.

Friday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.






HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable by noon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain likely before 8am, then rain and snow likely, then rain likely after 9am. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of rain before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers between midnight and 2am. Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday

Sunny, with highs near 40. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 20s.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with lows around 40. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the east around 5 mph by noon. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Light winds out of the northwest increasing and shifting to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

Friday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.



Published at 7:00am on Tuesday, March 03, 2020

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