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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Weather Briefing for Saturday, November 21, 2020



OUTLOOK

Dry high pressure will remain over the region through at least Saturday with temperatures gradually warming. A cold front with limited moisture will arrive from the northwest early Monday. A cold front with more moisture is expected to move through the area during the middle of next week.


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General forecast through Monday night


Franklin area

Today

Areas of fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 40. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 60.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing.

Highlands area

Today

Sunny, with highs near 60. WInds out of the northwest around 5 mph early becoming calm by midmorning.

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s and wind chills making it feel like it is below freezing at times. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing.

Otto area

Today

Areas of fog in the morning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Tonight

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

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s. Calm winds.

Monday

Sunny, with highs near 60.

Monday Night

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

Nantahala area

Today

Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the mid-60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

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

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 60. Light winds out of the southeast.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s. Calm winds in creasing to come out of the north around 5 mph before noon.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around freezing.


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 [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 (1.7 out of 12) with juniper being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be lower (0.7 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County for November 21st

Highest Temperature 73°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1985
Lowest Temperature 7°F in Highlands in 1937
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.39 inches in Highlands in 1985 Greatest One-Day Snowfall (there has been snowfall recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1872)





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 Sat Nov 21 2020

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

1. A non-tropical area of low pressure could form over the western Atlantic early next week. This system would only have a short period of time to develop subtropical characteristics before it accelerates northeastward and merges with a cold front by the middle of next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.







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Published at 5:30am Saturday, November 21, 2020


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