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Friday, November 20, 2020

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, November 20, 2020



OUTLOOK

Dry high pressure will remain over the region through at least Saturday. Temperatures will gradually warm through the period, with above normal values from Friday through the weekend. A cold front will arrive from the west on Monday, with a stronger cold front likely arriving on Wednesday.


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General forecast through Sunday night


Franklin area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

Increasing clouds, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Highlands area

Today

Mostly clear, with lows around 40. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 60. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Increasing clouds, with lows in the lower 40s. Light winds out of the east.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40.

Otto area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Saturday Night

Increasing clouds, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s.

Nantahala area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. Calm winds.

Saturday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. Light and variable winds.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Light and variable winds.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


HAZARDS



Hazardous weather is not expected today. Since conditions will be on the dry side this afternoon, please be very careful about outdoor burning.


News Brief


Information About the 2020 edition of Winter Wonderland [] Otto VFD recovers a piece of their history [FACEBOOK]

COVID-19 Outbreak at Grandview Manor [FACEBOOK]

Local Restaurant Falls Victim to Pandemic [FACEBOOK]

White House Coronavirus Briefing [YOUTUBE]

Lowering of the US and NC Flags to Half-Staff Until Sunset November 20, 2020 in Honor of North Carolina Native, US Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza [LINK]



COVID-19 Briefing

The Macon Media COVID-19 Briefing, aka the COVID Linkapalooza [LINK]



Air Quality





Air quality is in the lower range of yellow today for all elevations.

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be low (1.5 out of 12) with a mixed trace of pollen sources. Tomorrow is expected to be a lower (1.4 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County for November 20th

Highest Temperature 76°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1994
Lowest Temperature 3°F in Highlands in 1914
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 3.33 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1952 Greatest One-Day Snowfall 1.7 inches in Franklin in 1882





TROPICAL WEATHER
(The North Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to Nov 30th)


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Fri Nov 20 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A non-tropical area of low pressure could form between the Bahamas and Bermuda by early next week. The system could gradually develop subtropical characteristics through the middle of next week while it moves northeastward over the western Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.







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Published at 5:00am Friday, November 20, 2020


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