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Monday, January 11, 2021

News and Weather Briefing for Monday, January 11, 2021

OUTLOOK

A weak low pressure system will pass just south of the area today through early Tuesday, and will bring a chance of snow to the mountains and foothills, with light accumulation at high elevations. Dry weather and warmer temperatures are in store for Tuesday through Thursday. A strong cold front is expected to arrive Friday.

• **6:39am update** Nantahala School is on a two-hour delay this morning. (01/11/2021)

• Proclamation on Honoring United States Capitol Police Officers [LINK]

Livestreasm of Funeral Procession for Brian Sicknick



• Roy Cooper and Council of State Take Oath of Office (full coverage will be posted later this morning).




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General forecast through Wednesday Night


Franklin area

Today

A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow before 1am, then a slight chance of snow between 1am and 3am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

TuesdayAreas of fog in the morning. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday NightMostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.

Highlands area

Today

A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Patchy fog after 5pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog between 9pm and 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.

Otto area

Today

A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Patchy fog after 5pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog between 9pm and 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Calm winds inceasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday

Sunny, with highs near in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.

Nantahala area

Today

A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs near 40. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 2am, then a slight chance of snow between 2am and 4am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday

Areas of fog in the morning. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs near in the mid-40s. Calm winds.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Wednesday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-20s.



HAZARDS

Hzardous weather is not expected today.



lows pressure system is expected to move through the area tonight and early tomorrow. Some of the higher elevations could see a little snow.






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 lower range of yellow today for all elevations.

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be low (0.4 out of 12) with Mixed Trace being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be a little higher (0.8 out of 12).


Weather Extremes for Macon County for January 11th


Highest Temperature 74°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1949
lowest Temperature -141°F in Highlands in 1982
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 2.90 inches in Highlands in 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 7.0 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011

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 Monday, January 11, 2020


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