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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, November 29, 2018



Matt Breedlove Hired as new Chief of Franklin Fire Department

The Town of Franklin has hired Matt Breedlove, a Franklin Firefighter, to replace the outgoing Fire Chief Kevin Rohrer, who is returning to his hometown. [LINK]

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
This animated image 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.

FORECAST GFS



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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today.



WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near the lower 50s. Light and variable wind.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Patchy fog between 10pm and 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light winds of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of rain between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high in the upper 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 10pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers, mainly after 3pm. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near the lower 50s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming light and variable. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A chance of showers before 10am, then rain likely between 10am and 11am, then showers likely after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 55. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 9pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 4pm, then showers after 4pm. High near the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to coem out of the southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of rain between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 9pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Rain likely before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 4pm, then showers after 4pm. High near 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high in the upper 40s. Winds out of the southwest around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low near the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the southwest around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely, mainly between 8am and 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near the upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 4pm, then showers after 4pm. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


Macon County Almanac for November 29, 2018

Highest Temperature 74°F in Franklin in 1970
Lowest Temperature 5°F in Highlands in 1922
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands in 1914
Greatest Snowfall 2.0 inches in Highlands on Nov 22, 1963



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Published at 1:06 am on November 29, 2018
Updated at 1:48 am with press release from the Town of Franklin


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