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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 26, 2020





Outlook

Warm and dry high pressure will persist over our region into the weekend. A cold front crosses our area on Sunday dropping temperatures to near normal to start next week. Low pressure coming out of the Gulf could bring our area more rain in the middle of next week.

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Special Called Meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners


The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be having a special called meeting on Thursday, March 26th at 4:30pm to hear updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic and to approve a supplemental State of Emergency for the county. The county, Macon Media, Macon County News, and the local radio station will be streaming video or audio of the meeting so the public can see/listen to the proceedings.

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Since the COVID-19 section of the daily news and weather briefing has grown rather large and unwieldy, they've been moved to their own article. [LINK]




Recent Meeting Videos Delayed

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



THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
The maps have been switched from showing the eastern United States to the Western Atlantic Region in anticipation of warmer weather when our weather pattern is more susceptible to being impacted by what happens in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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 surface pressure (in mb) and winds at 10 metres (30 feet) over the same time period.







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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected 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

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Light southwest wind.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 57. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 9 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind around 6 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with a high near 66. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 6 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. The chance of precipitation is 60%.




Published at 5:00am on Thursday, March 26, 2020

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