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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunay, March 29, 2020





Outlook

A weakening cold front will push through the area today, bringing cooler temperatures back to the region and the potential for showers and thunderstorms mainly over the mountains. Temperatures will trend cooler Monday following that front, with another chance for rain Tuesday as low pressure passes nearby. Cool and mostly dry conditions are expected for the latter half of the week.




Headlines


Governor Roy Cooper Issues "Stay at Home" Order for the state to mitigate the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 [LINK]

The Town of Franklin and Macon County have added further restrictions to the State of Emergency currently in effect. [LINK]

The CDC website [LINK] reports 764 people in North Carolina are infected and that the infections are spreading person-to-person, the NCDHHS website [LINK] also reports 763 cases and 3 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 944 people infected and 5 deaths.

Resources for Reliable Information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19) [LINK]

COVID-19 Updates Have Moved

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 daily article. [LINK]




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Public Safety Log
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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 anticipated for 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

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then isolated showers. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the northeast by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. The chance of rain is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm befoe midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after 9am. Highs in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. the chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. the chance of precipitation is 60%.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then isolated showers. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the northeast by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after 9am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph by midmorning. the chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. The chance of precipitation is 70%.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST


Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before noon, then scattered showers between noon and 2pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Monday

Partly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph decreasing to become winds out of the north after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after 9am. Highs near 50. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. The chance of precipitation is 70%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then isolated showers. Patchy fog between 7am and 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-lower 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph decreasing to become calm before midnight.

Tuesday

Showers, mainly after 9am. Highs in the mid-50s. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. The chance of precipitation is 70%.



Published at 7:05am on Sunday, March 29, 2020

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