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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, January 15, 2020





Outlook

A wet and unsettled weather pattern will continue today. Cooler and drier high pressure will spread back over the area on Thursday and Friday, with another wet system arriving on Saturday. Expect dry and much cooler weather next week.

County Commissioners Meet

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met last night in the county courthouse. The meeting opened in the commissioner's boardroom and then, due to the large number of people present, recessed to the large courtroom on the fourth floor. Video of the meeting will be published online in the next few days, and a summary later today. [LINK

Public Safety Log

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


Yesterday's log is also online. [LINK




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

Widespread dense fog is expected to form this morning. Motorists should turn on their headlights so other motorists can see them...and those of you out and about before sunrise should be using your headlights during this time period anyway.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

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

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 5am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain before 9am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around freezing. Calm winds.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s.

Friday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 30s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain before 8am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 60. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the north.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50.

Friday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Light and variable winds. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of rain before 8am. Mostly sunny, with highs near 60. WInds out of the north 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the north.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50.

Friday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A chance of rain, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the lower 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southwest around 10 mph shifting to come out of the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers before 4am, then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Lows in the low-to-mid 30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


Published at 4:00am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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