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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, November 15, 2018




SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, November 15, Jackson County Public Schools, NC are on a DELAY SCHEDULE.
Smoky Mountain District is on a 2-hour delay.
Blue Ridge is on a 2 1/2 hour delay (B-Schedule).
Thanksgiving lunch will be served on a regular schedule.

Outlook

A low-pressure system will bring widespread rain into the county today. Cool and dry high pressure is expected to move into the region for the weekend.

THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
Testing a new feature that 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.





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Weather Hazards

The wintry mix event will occur mostly to our north and east. Rain will continue to fall today. Flooding may be possible in locations that are prone to flooding or has poor drainage. Flurries or other frozen precipitation is possible later tonight, but no accumulation or impact on travel is anticipated. Please check the online weather advisories issued for Macon County by the National Weather Service at is.gd/MACONWARN to see if the forecast has changed during the day.

Macon County is under a Flood Watch until this evening. A copy is posted at the end of this article.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 45. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow between 9pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Light north northwest wind.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 44. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow between 10pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 55. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after 4pm. High near 38. East wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 11am, then patchy fog after 1pm. High near 40. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 56.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1020 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...A ROUND OF HEAVY RAINFALL LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING MAY PRODUCE FLOODING ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA...

.A deep low-pressure system moving east from the plains will produce a southeasterly fetch of abundant Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic moisture tonight, slowly diminishing on Thursday. Very wet ground conditions, along with current elevated stream levels will heighten the risk of flooding across the region through the period. While some of the precipitation may fall as an icy mix across portions of western North Carolina, especially tonight, enough rain could fall to produce some flooding there as well.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina

* Through Thursday evening

* A deep low-pressure system over the plains will bring abundant Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the Southeast through Thursday. Widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 3 inches will be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia, mainly tonight through Thursday morning.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4 inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and stream levels across the region are running quite high. The additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding along streams than was seen on Monday, while additional minor flooding on some main stem rivers is also expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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Published at 2:41 am on November 15, 2018

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