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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 27, 2018



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Outlook

A broad area of cold and dry high pressure builds in and persists through the middle part of the week. By Thursday, a weak front will approach the mountains. Another storm system is expected to take shape late in the week, bringing another round of rain for Saturday and Sunday.


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

Gusty west to northwest winds return tonight and continue into Wednesday. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph, with frequent gusts of 35 to 45 mph are again expected, while winds could gust as high as 60 mph on exposed high peaks and ridge tops. This combined with very cold temperatures will lead to below zero wind chill values, mainly over the higher elevations, early Wednesday.



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40, but with the wind chill, it will feel like it is near freezing at times. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 20 and wind chills in the upper teens. Winds out of the northwest around 10 mph. In the higher elevations, wind chills will be below zero at times overnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm, then a chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40 with wind chills making it feel like it is near freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 20 and wind chills in the teens. Winds out of the northwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Winds will be higher on the ridges, with wind chill values dropping below zero overnight.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Winds out of the northwest wind around 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near the low-to-mid 50s.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers after 9pm, then a chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near freezing and wind chills in the single digits at times. Breezy, with winds out of the northwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values below zero at times. Blustery, with winds out of the northwest 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 30s. Wind chill values below zero at times. Breezy, with winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25 and wind chill values in the teens or lower. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers after 9pm, then a chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near freezing and will chill values below 20 at times. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 15 and wind chills below zero at times. Winds out of the northwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 30s and wind chill values in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers after 8pm, then a chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Macon County Almanac for November 27, 2018

Highest Temperature 71°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1990
Lowest Temperature 3°F in Highlands in 1903
Greatest Rainfall 2.84 inches in Highlands in 1984
Greatest Snowfall 0.8 inches in Highlands on Nov 22, 1950



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Published at 1:45 am on November 27, 2018



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