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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, January 2, 2020






Outlook

A storm system will bring abundant moisture to the southeast today through at least Friday night, with an upper low moving through on Saturday. High pressure is expected to move in from the west late in the weekend and continue into the start of next week.

Franklin Police Make Drug Bust During Traffic Stop

Franklin Police posted information on a drug bust made during a traffic stop on their facebook page, which is embedded below. Click on the image or story to go to their facebook page.



• CDC to check flights from Wuhan, plays down SARS rumors [LINK]

• Seafood market in China’s Wuhan shut down over pneumonia scare [LINK]

• China declares emergency after mysterious viral fever strikes down dozens [LINK]

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6th Annual Ruby Drop
(article repeat from yesterday)



The 6th annual Ruby Drop took place Tuesday night/Wednesday morning on Main Street in Franklin. Several area businesses stayed open late to cater to the people who spent the evening in town to mark the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Live music was also available at a stage that was erected on Main Street. Video and photos of the event are posted below.









Annual and Monthly Rainfall Maps

Here are some maps from the National Weather Service showing how much rainfall fell in the region over the past year and the past month.





Public Safety Log

Today's log is available and will be updated as needed. There were no calls as of 5am [LINK] https://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/2019/12/psl20200102.html


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.





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Weather Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected today. A period of high winds is expected tonight, manily in the higher elvations.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Gusty southwest winds are expected across the high elevations of the western North Carolina mountains Thursday night ahead of an approaching cold front. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph will be possible in elevations above 3500 ft. A Wind Advisory may be needed.





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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

A chance of rain before noon, then showers, mainly after noon. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers before 8pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm in the midevning hours, then showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers likely before 8am, then rain, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog ending by midmorning. Highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain. Lows around 40. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the southwest shifting and increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Chance of precipitation is 20%.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of rain before noon, then showers, mainly after noon. High near 47. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers before 8pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm in the midevening hours, then showers after 9pm. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 40s. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers likely before 8am, then rain, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog before midmorning. Highs in the mid-60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain. Lows around 40. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with highs in the lower 50s. Light winds out of the southwest shifting to come out of the northwest and increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Chance of precipitation is 20%.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A chance of rain before noon, then showers, mainly after noon. Patchy fog after 3pm. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 in the morning then shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. Temperatures rising from the mid-40s at 6pm to the upper 40s by 6am. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 20 mph shifting to come out of the southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the southwest 15 to 25 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain. Lows around 40. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to come out of the southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday

A chance of rain before 5pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the west 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then showers, mainly after noon. Patchy fog after 1pm. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then showers between midnight and 2am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Patchy fog overnight. Temperature rising from the mid-40s at 6pm to the lower 50s by 4am. Winds out of the south 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers before 8am, then rain after 8am. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Rain. Lows around 40. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Rain likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the west 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s.




Published at 5:00am on January 02, 2020


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