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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Weather Briefing for Saturday, January 9, 2021

OUTLOOK

Canadian high pressure returns to the region for the weekend. Another low pressure system will pass just south of the area Monday and Tuesday and could bring additional wintry precipitation to the region. Another strong cold front is expected to arrive at the end of next week.




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General forecast through Monday Night


Franklin area

Today

Sunny with highs in the lower 40s. Calm winds early increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph by midmorning

Tonight

Mostly clear with lows near 20 and light winds out of the northeast.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-20s and calm winds.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s.

Monday Night

A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Highlands area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Toight Mostly clear, with lows around 20. Winds out of the north 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday Sunny, with highs near 40. Light and variable winds.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Light and variable winds.

Monday A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.

Monday Night A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.

Otto area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds. Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Calm winds. Monday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s.

Nantahala area

Today

Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s and winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear with lows around 20. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Calm winds.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 40.

Monday Night

A chance of rain before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



HAZARDS

Some locations have have slippery roads this morning, so be careful while driving this morning.

A passing low pressure system may interact with cold air in place across the region to produce light snow accumulations Monday night into Tuesday..






COVID-19 Briefing

Here are the latest COVID-19 Numbers and Demographics Report from Macon Public Health, along with a couple of charts by Macon Media to show you the long-term trends since April 17th.
Cases
2027 Detected
(+59 from Thursday and +965 in four weeks)
636 Active
(+19 from Thursday and +543 in four weeks)

1397 Recovered
(+58 from Thursday and +437 in four weeks)

12 Deaths
(unchanged from Thursday and unchanged from last Friday and +3 in four weeks)

Testing

8016 by MCPH
(unchanged from Thursday and +568 in four weeks)

5783 by Others
(+113 from Thursday and +1332 in four weeks)

13799 total
(+93 from Thursday and +1880 in four weeks)
138 tests pending results
(-31 from Thursday and -81 in four weeks)





The Macon County Public Healthj did not send out a press release containing a Weekly Demographic Report yesterday as scheduled.





Air Quality




Air quality is in the upper range of green today for all elevations.

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be low (0.3 out of 12) with Mixed Trace being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be a little higher (0.42 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County for January 9th


Highest Temperature 73°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1949
lowest Temperature -11°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1970
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 3.10 inches in Highlands in 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 4.0 inches in Highlands in 1944

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the Month of January

Highest Temperature 78°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1999
lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands in 1985
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands in 2018
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 14.0 inches in Franklin in 1877






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


The North Atlantic Hurricane Season is over for the year. If anything does develop, the information will be posted in this section of the weather briefing.







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Published at 5:00am on Saturday, January 8, 2020


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