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Friday, November 16, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, November 16, 2018




SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 16th

Cashiers Valley Preschool TWO HOUR DELAY
Catamount School TWO HOUR DELAY
Cherokee Reservation School TWO HOUR DELAY
Graham County Schools TWO HOUR DELAY NO BUSES ON ICY ROADS
Heritage Christian Academy TWO HOUR DELAY
Jackson County Schools (Blue Ridge District) SCHEDULE B
Jackson County Schools (Smoky Mountain District) TWO HOUR DELAY
Summit Charter School OPEN AT 10AM
Swain County Schools TWO HOUR DELAY NO BUSES ON ICY ROADS


Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will move over our region today and is expected to remain in place for the weekend. A couple of dry cold fronts will then cross the area on Monday then again on Wednesday. Highs will be in the 50s and lows will range from below freezing to the upper 30s.

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

There is a possibility that black ice could form on roads this morning, particularly in mountainous terrain and areas that saw any accumulation of snow or sleet earlier today. Motorists in these areas should exercise extra caution while driving.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]





FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

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

Tonight

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

Saturday

Patchy freezing fog before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Calm wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 55. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Calm wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind around 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Calm wind.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.


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Published at 2:02 am on November 16, 2018

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