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Friday, January 3, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, January 3, 2020







Outlook

Abundant moisture will cross the region ahead of a cold front today through tonight, followed by a strong trough of low-pressure Saturday and Saturday night. Dry high pressure will return to the area on Sunday, but with a rapidly moving front approaching the region Monday and passing east of the area on Tuesday. Temperatures will warm from the middle to the latter part of next week under generally dry high pressure.

Public Safety Log

Today's log is available and will be updated as needed. [LINK]


Franklin Town Council Agenda Released

The Franklin Town Council will be holding their regular meeting for January 2020 in the lower level of the town hall on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 6pm. Copies of the public agenda and the agenda packet are posted below.


Town of Franklin Council Meeting
Agenda
January 06, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


1. Call to Order - Mayor Bob Scott
2. Pledge of Allegiance - Vice Mayor Barbara McRae
3. Adoption of the January 6, 2020 Town Council Agenda - Town Council

4. Approval of the Consent Agenda for January 6, 2020
A.) Approval of December 2, 2019 Town Council Minutes
B.) Budget Amendments
C.) Tax Release

5. Public Session

6. New Business
A.) Board Action on Re-Zoning Petition for Dryman Road - Town Council
B.) Street Closing Request for Mardi Gras Parade and Event - Susie Colbert
C.) Re-Appointment of Alton Sutton to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board - Town Manager Summer Woodard
D.) Discussion on FEMA Fire Grant Budget Amendment - Finance Officer Kyra Doster and Town Manager Summer Woodard
E.) Discussion on Strategic Planning Meeting - Town Manager Summer Woodard
F.) Discussion on Committee Appointments - Mayor Scott and Town Council

7. Legal
A.) Discussion on Data Breach Policy - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
B.) Resolution for Release and Conveyance of NCDOT Property - Town Attorney John Henning Jr. and Town Manager Summer Woodard
C.) Discussion on Amended Memorandum of Transportation Agreement - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
D.) Closed Session pursuant to G.S. §143-318.11(a) (5), to establish, or to instruct the public body's staff or negotiating agents concerning the position to be taken by or on behalf of the public body in negotiating the price and other material terms of a contract or proposed contract for the acquisition of real property by purchase, option, exchange, or lease.”

8. Announcements
A.) Town Offices will be closed Monday January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
9. Adjourn









THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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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

High winds are expected, mainly in the higher elevations today. Periods of heavy is also possible. Please turn on your headlights when driving and be careful of traveling oo fast for conditions and losing control of your vehicle on area roadways that have excessive water and runoff on them due to poor drainage.

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Gusty southwest winds are expected across the high elevations of the North Carolina mountains this morning ahead of an approaching cold front. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph, will be possible in elevations above 4500 ft.

In addition, another round of heavy rainfall is expected today into tonight. An additional 1 to 2 inches will be possible in some areas, and isolated minor flooding may occur.

Saturday through Thursday.

A strong cold front will cross the mountains from the west on Saturday, ushering in windy conditions, colder temperatures, and snow showers. Snow accumulations up to an inch are possible in some mountain valleys, with 3 to 5 inches possible along the higher peaks through Saturday night. In addition, northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph may gust to 50 mph at times, especially along the higher elevations. Slippery road conditions may develop into Sunday morning, even in areas with little to no snow accumulations, due to temperatures rapidly falling below freezing Saturday night.





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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

Showers, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog before 2pm. Highs near 60. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog expected overnight. Lows in the mid-40s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph by midmorning. Winds could gust as high as 30 in the valleys and up to 40 mph in higher elevations. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.




OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers. Patchy fog expected this afternoon. Highs near 60. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph in the valleys and up to 40 mph in higher elevations. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog expected to form overnight. Lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 9pm, then a chance of snow showers between 9pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 50s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 30.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Showers. Areas of fog after 9am. Highs in the mid-50s. Winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust in the 25 to 50 mph range. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog after 8pm. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

A chance of rain showers before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the west 10 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 20s.




NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Showers. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers. Patchy fog after 8pm. Lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

Rain showers likely before 1pm, then snow showers likely, possibly mixed with rain. Cloudy, with highs near 50. WInds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.




Published at 4:40am on January 03, 2020


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